Basic Amtrak Facts
–During FY 2016 (Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016), Amtrak® hit an all-time unaudited ticket revenue record of $2.14 billion, a $12 million increase over Fiscal Year 2015.
–A record 31.3 million passengers on America’s Railroad in 2016.
–The 10th annual ridership record in the last 11 years.
–Every day, more than 86,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains.
–Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states on 21,300 miles of routes.
–Building the equipment, infrastructure, and organization it needs to sustain growing ridership.
–Investing in enhanced passenger experience providing much-needed capacity and improve reliability and safety.
–Steadily improving financial performance and accountability.
–Amtrak provides travelers a safe, efficient and reliable alternative.
–Route economically feasible.
–Time of travel value.
–Cost per mile
–Per mile personal travel
–Rail vs highway construction
–Rail line endurance
–Minimal insurance requirement