Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Amtrak raising fares on 13 routes says Detroit News

The Detroit News is reporting that Amtrak will be raising fares on 13 routes in the Midwest and Northeast by 3 percent to 5 percent. The fares were increased this month because of agreements with labor unions reached this year and the rising cost of fuel on routes served by diesel locomotives, Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero said.

Article on this topic by Tom Acitelli in The New York Observer: Amtrak Ups Northeast Fares Again

I think Amtrak could have the courtesy to tell the public of fare increases in advance, a few weeks would be nice. This is probably true but I have not seen other reports of it and I cannot find a statement on the Amtrak site.

Commuting costs for the Philly-NYC Amtrak commuter look to be going up. Buy your next multi-ride or monthly pass ASAP to delay the hit of this price increase.


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