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Amtrak passenger numbers set new record

eTN Staff Writer  Apr 14, 2010

Citing an improving economy and high fuel prices as factors, Joseph Boardman, president and CEO of target="_blank">Amtrak, said ridership on their trains has grown 4.3 percent during the first half of 2010. That's about 100,000 more passengers than 2 years ago, an equivalent of 13.6 million passengers.

Amtrak says it saw growth in its northeast corridor, particularly its high-speed Acela Express service, as well as long-distance routes, including service between Chicago and New Orleans, and New Orleans and Los Angeles.

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