We better shut this one down right away. It gets in the way of the Republican/Tea Party Narrative. Repeat it to yourself over and over “nobody rides the train” (and when they do, we better by-gosh stop it!)
Amtrak anticipated that about 51,000 riders per year would take advantage of the service, but a report released this week shows more than 126,000 hopped aboard. Adding to that success, the service has blown away revenue estimates. They expected $2.5 million, but raked in more than $6 million.