Gas Prices Boost Train Ridership
The Pere Marquette announced today that its ridership in this fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 was up nearly 20 percent to total 87,767 passengers. In fact, 2004 was the second consecutive year with such an increase.
In 2003, ridership increased 21.4 percent.
During the 2004 year, it said, revenue was up 15.5 percent.
Anna Christensen, chairman of Westrain, said the railway is an excellent alternative mode of transportation to the
Ray Lang, Amtrak's director of government affairs, said that the numbers show that "Over the 10 years of service, the Amtrak Pere Marquette has become
Officials recently celebrated the anniversary of 20 years of services in
Currently, the railway connects
The train's name derived from