Florida Department of Transportation - Forecasting and Trends Office Center for Urban Transportation Research

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Annual Amtrak Boardings
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Source: State of Florida, Amtrak Fact Sheet
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The Rail Service Passenger Act created Amtrak in October 1970. Amtrak, the privately owned National Passenger Rail Corporation, began providing intercity passenger service on May 1, 1971. The Federal government owns all of Amtrak’s stock and provides funds to support the system. Amtrak is the sole available source of intercity train travel as the only franchise operator. Amtrak intercity passenger service ridership is the indicator.


Amtrak services Florida with five long distance trains. These include the Silver Meteor, the Silver Star, the Silver Palmetto, the Sunset Limited, and the Auto Train. For detailed schedules and locations one can visit the Amtrak website at http://www.amtrak.com.

This indicator shows the Amtrak boardings on an annual basis for Florida in thousands (K). It should be noted that the Sunset Limited route (Los Angeles-Orlando via New Orleans, Pensacola and Jacksonville) was altered after Hurricane Katrina. The source for this data is Amtrak's Florida Amtrak Fact Sheet. This indicator is updated annually with a lag time of around three months.

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