Amtrak ridership hits record levels in fiscal 2013

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Thank you, TSA. :) People by the millions are voting with their feet against TSA scum.

    Daily News: Amtrak ridership hits record levels in fiscal 2013

    Amtrak ridership increased in the first six months of fiscal year 2013, with ridership in March setting a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak's history, the railroad said Tuesday.

    Ridership grew 0.9 percent from October 2012 to March compared to the prior year despite disruptions from weather including Superstorm Sandy. Amtrak said 26 of 45 routes had rider increases.

    The railroad said October, December and January also set individual monthly records. Amtrak expects to end the fiscal year at or above last year's record of 31.2 million passengers.
     
  2. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Had to make a short notice business trip to Nawlins this week, found out about 10 minutes after the train left.

    Wound up having to drive.

    Would be nice to have at least DAILY service on the Sunset. Maybe if the system collapses from overuse by airport refugees they'll redirect some of the wasted TSA money toward something that, you know, works.

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    Naaaaahhhhhhhh...
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    No, what will happen is that TSA will start staffing their freedom fluffers at the AMTRAK station. And the one police chief with the stones to tell TSA to GFY retired.
     
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Amtrak corporate HQ will put the kibosh on that PDQ, methinks. Going from air to rail involves a serious convenience hit and people will grudgingly put up with being groped for the speed of air travel. Going from rail to car, however, is less of a change and NRPC will see their figures plummet as a result of smurf-clerks at rail stations. Amtrak has a good thing going right now - they're going to be loath to screw it up and those same passengers who flocked to Amtrak to avoid TSA at airports aren't going to have lost their convictions. They will flock away as quickly as they came.
     

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