Report: Amtrak Loss Comes to $32 Per Passenger

Publication: New York Post

Author: Tom Namako


10/27/2009 - Taxpayers spent a whopping $32 per passenger subsidizing the cost of the typical Amtrak rider last year -- about four times the rail operator's own estimate, according to a private study released today.

Amtrak, which operates a nationwide rail network in 46 states, lost money on 41 of its 44 routes, according to Subsidyscope, an arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Read the full article Report: Amtrak Loss Comes to $32 Per Passenger on the New York Post's Web site.

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