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    High Speed Rail Booms

    Airlines' loss is Amtrak's gain

    Just this year, the number of commuters using Amtrak has grown by 6%. The Wall Street Journal reports that the biggest surge in ridership since the 1970s. For the high speed Acela line running between New York and Washington, D.C., ridership is up 20% in just 10 months. The paper attributes the rise to increasing delays and security hassles with flying, making trains a good option for the estimated 10,000 daily train and plane commuters traveling between New York City to D.C.

    Accompanying the article is an interview with Amtrak's CEO Alex Kummant. GEO

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