People walk through Union Station in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
"Roughly 31.2 million people rode Amtrak in fiscal 2012 — the highest annual ridership in the history of the service. While much of the gains occurred in the already-successful Northeast Corridor, 25 of Amtrak's 44 regular routes broke passenger records. The strong numbers may not end conservative calls for Amtrak's privatization, not should they end the continued discussion about its unprofitable lines, but they do show that many Americans still choose to ride the rails when they're run right (or even kinda right)."
Source - Atlantic Cities