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Study: Curbside operators grabbing Amtrak market share

Posted on August 2, 2011

HARTFORD, Conn. — Megabus and other curbside bus operations are cutting into Amtrak's business more than Greyhound's, according to researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, the Hartford Courant reported. These operators attract mainly young riders drawn to convenience and onboard Wi-Fi, according to the report.

Megabus is eating into Amtrak's Northeast Corridor business, but isn't pulling in a significant share of the railroad's lucrative Acela ridership, the study found. For the full story, click here.

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