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10/26/2011



Rail News: Passenger Rail

More people rode Amtrak's Missouri River Runner in September


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The Amtrak Missouri River Runner’s ridership grew 8.5 percent to 14,150 riders in September compared with the same 2010 period, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials said in a prepared statement.

“The number of passengers on the Missouri River Runner continues to grow because the service has become consistently reliable,” said Michelle Teel, MoDOT’s multi-modal director. “With gas prices continuing to hover around $3 a gallon, traveling by train is an economical option for travelers.”

The service’s on-time performance reached 90 percent during the month, MoDOT officials said.



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