air travel

Brookings Institution report documents growth of Amtrak vs. air travel in key markets

By Chris Spahr A March 2013 report by the Brookings Institution discusses the renaissance of American passenger rail and shows that ridership on Amtrak is at record levels and continuing to grow. Additionally, the report notes that Amtrak’s passenger growth was more than double that of domestic

Economist urges less general revenue, more user fees to support air travel

By Eric Sundquist The use of general revenue to support highways, transit, and intercity rail is familiar. Now with the across-the-board cuts dictated by the federal budget sequester, it’s also clear how much air travel relies on non-user revenue. Disruption in air travel has been one of the

Buses, rail, and airlines compete for short-distance intercity travel

By Robbie Webber For trips between 100 and 500 miles, express buses, trains, and airlines are all vying for customers and contemplating the future of these shorter trips. At the same time, drivers are seeking relief from crowded highways and high gas prices. Add in the desire of travelers to be