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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taking the Train!

Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2012 ending Sept. 30, marking the highest annual ridership total since it started operations in 1971 and the ninth ridership record during the last 10 years.

I’ve enjoyed taking the train as it’s much less hassle than air travel. The downside is the limited schedule out of the Tri-State region. Daily service would be wonderful but ridership has to increase to warrant upgraded service.