11/01/2009 - Amtrak just can't seem to get back on track. According to an analysis by Subsidyscope, an arm of the Pew Charitable Trusts, 41 of Amtrak's 44 routes lost money in 2008.
In the Northeast corridor, which has the highest passenger volume, the Northeast Regional train lost almost $5 per passenger. The high-speed Acela Express, which has half as many passengers, fared better, making a profit of $41 per person, Subsidyscope found.
Read the full article Amtrak's Costs, New Flights to India on the Washington Post's Web site.