Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Riding the Rails

Hard to imagine anyone actually traveling city to city, as opposed to somewhere farther out, actually flies between DC and NYC.

Stepped up business travel in the Northeast helped Amtrak boost ridership by nearly 6 percent to a record 28.7 million passengers in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, the railroad said Monday.

All of Amtrak's lines experienced growth as the railroad competed more heavily with air travel in its flagship Boston-New York-Washington market. Amtrak officials said in a statement that the rail agency has a 65 percent share of the air-rail market between Washington and New York.