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Amtrak is on the right track

Amtrak's Acela Express high-speed train runs through Queens.

Amtrak's Acela Express high-speed train runs through Queens. (Nov. 16, 2000) Photo Credit: AP

With gas prices skyrocketing, airlines floundering and raising fares, there's one transportation system that's batting a thousand: Amtrak just celebrated its best March on record. Ever.

About  2.6 million passengers traveled on Amtrak last month. That's 137,000 more than the same month last year, making this March the 17th straight month of increasing ridership. That puts the company on track to break its annual ridership record, which was 28.7 million last year.

Have you ever taken Amtrak? Use the comments section below to share your experience. I wrote about my trip to Florida a few years back. You can read my account here.

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