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Rail Beats or Competes with Air Travel in Many Markets

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    In Many Markets, Rail Beats or Competes With Air Travel

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    by Angie Schmitt

    It can seem like the image of Amtrak as a second-rate mode – a “Soviet-style monopoly” – is so firmly ingrained that it’s hard to shake. Even as more people choose to ride trains.

    Today at Network blog Better Institutions, Shane Phillips shares this graphic that shows how competitive Amtrak is in certain markets. It’s amazing, given all the ways our political system undermines rail transportation, that it still manages to surpass air travel in some cases. But there are important reasons for that, he says:

    READ MORE: http://streetsblog.net/2013/03/22/in-many-markets-rail-beats-or-competes-with-air-travel/

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