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Letter to the Editor - The facts on Empire Builder ridership

 

November 29, 2019



To the editor, Havre Daily News:

In an article about ridership on Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train featured in the Nov. 25 edition of the Havre Daily News, I am quoted as suggesting that the peak ridership for the train at 554,000 in 2008 was due to Amtrak providing enhanced equipment, amenities and promotions of the train. That 2008 ridership (actually 554,266) was up from 437,191 in 2004. The equipment, service and marketing enhancements commenced in 2005.

The same article cites Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari trying to explain away the increase in ridership (to its peak in 2008...



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