Despite falling gas prices, Amtrak California sets ridership records

December 27, 2014

…Californians rode trains in unprecedented numbers this Thanksgiving, despite gas prices dipping to their lowest level in six years.

November ridership and revenue reports for Amtrak California are in and boast impressive gains…

“Intercity passenger rail is an important component of a sustainable, multimodal transportation system for today and the future,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “More and more Californians are increasingly seeing train travel as a smart option.”

Traditionally, declining gas prices have had a negative impact on ridership. Not this year…

Read the rest of the story in the Lake County News, 26 December 2014

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