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Amtrak, UATP announce agreement

Posted on April 3, 2009

Universal Air Travel Plan Inc. (UATP) and Amtrak announced a partnership that will enable UATP corporate card holders to make Amtrak purchases at all points of sale using their UATP cards.

UATP accounts are accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by Amtrak, airlines and travel agencies worldwide.

“Corporate travel on Amtrak has grown significantly and our clients have made it known they want the ability to pay for Amtrak purchases with their UATP cards, we had to respond,” said Craig White, Amtrak senior director, travel industry sales. “It is a win-win situation; the corporate client is able to use their preferred form of payment, UATP, and Amtrak is able to reduce expenses.

During FY 2008 (Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008), Amtrak carried more than 28.7 million passengers, representing the sixth straight fiscal year of record ridership when comparing the same routes. An average of more than 78,000 passengers ride on up to 300 Amtrak trains per day.

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