Amtrak Sets Monthly Ridership Record
The increase in riders comes at a pivotal time for the nation's passenger rail provider.
Amtrak officials announced today that it set an all-time monthly ridership record in July, with more than 2.9 million passengers riding its trains.
The milestone was the second time in just four months that it set a monthly record. Previously, it's busiest month ever was March, when it had just over 2.8 million riders.
"Amtrak is delivering record ridership across the country and serving as an economic engine to help local communities grow and prosper," Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said in a statement.
The passenger-rail provider reported year-over-year ridership increase of 4.8 percent for July, with gains in its long-distance, short-distance and Northeast Corridor routes.
According to a Brookings Institution study released earlier this spring, Amtrak has set ridership records for nine of the past 10 years. Amtrak officials say they're on pace to meet or exceed the annual ridership record they set last year of 31.2 million passengers.
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