Fact and Figures about National Passenger Rail and Amtrak
Source is National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) unless otherwise noted.
Hotline News (updated every Friday)
Polls show Americans want trains !
Amtrak funding history and FY 2008 requests
Annual Amtrak Ridership Sets All-Time Record; Fifth Straight Year of Increases
US Government Accountability Office (GAO) INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL - National Policy and
Strategies Needed to Maximize Public Benefits from Federal Expenditures (large)
American Public Transportation Association Public Transportation Facts
Smart Growth America Survey shows Americans prefer to spend more on mass transit
and highway maintenance, less on new roads
Passenger Rail Working Group (PRWG) of the National Surface Transportation
Policy and Revenue Study Commission
Vision for the Future: U.S. Intercity Passenger Rail Network Through 2050
Here's the Amtrak
This site will show the status of Amtrak trains currently operating in the Eastern US
Association of Railroad Passengers 40th Anniversary
"Grid and Gateway" Rail Network Proposal
Unveils Proposal for More Extensive Passenger and Freight Rail Network
Map illustrating Grid and Gateway Rail Network Proposal
Overall Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet - Traffic Congestion
Fact Sheet - Travel Choices
Fact Sheet - Energy Efficiency
Fact Sheet - Environmental Impact
Grid and Gateway FAQ
More info from the American Public Transportation Association
information page with links to many statistical resources
2007 Public Transportation Fact Book with 22 individual chapters
Online Publications and Surveys
How Transit Benefits People Who Do Not Ride It:
A Conservative Inquiry by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind
BRING BACK THE STREETCARS!
A Conservative Vision of Tomorrow's Urban Transportation
by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind
Does Transit Work? A Conservative Reappraisal by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind
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Last Updated December
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