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ARTICLE_TEXT <ul><li>Travel by train consumes 18% <a href="http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/articles/12742">less energy per passenger mile</a> than flying and 17% less than driving.</li><li>The Amtrak train from Winona, MN has become a <a href="http://www.winonadailynews.com/articles/2008/07/24/news/00lead.prt">cheaper option</a> than driving or flying for college students heading home to Chicago.</li><li>The Amtrak run from Chicago to San Antonio (making stops in Poplar Bluff, St. Louis, and Little Rock) had 27% more passengers in May and 19% more in June, based in large part on <a href="http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/jul/25/trains-ridership-jumps-11-first-half-year-20080725/">higher gasoline prices</a>.</li><li>Amtrak and the various local and regional rail services are using all the servicable <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/lifestyle/ci_9989003">passenger cars</a> they have at this time.</li></ul><p>Are we ready for a passenger rail revival?&nbsp; Ponder these <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25834942/print/1/displaymode/1098">top ten reasons</a> to travel by train and decide for yourself.</p>
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Back on the Rails

  • Travel by train consumes 18% less energy per passenger mile than flying and 17% less than driving.
  • The Amtrak train from Winona, MN has become a cheaper option than driving or flying for college students heading home to Chicago.
  • The Amtrak run from Chicago to San Antonio (making stops in Poplar Bluff, St. Louis, and Little Rock) had 27% more passengers in May and 19% more in June, based in large part on higher gasoline prices.
  • Amtrak and the various local and regional rail services are using all the servicable passenger cars they have at this time.

Are we ready for a passenger rail revival?  Ponder these top ten reasons to travel by train and decide for yourself.


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