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Illinois Amtrak ridership up 15 percent

Read all about it in U.S. Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood's Fastlane blog:

Amtrak is also reporting increased ridership. Nationwide, ridership has grown nearly six percent in the past six months, but some routes have experienced double-digit growth over the same period last year, with Chicago-St. Louis ridership up nearly 12 percent and Chicago-Carbondale up nearly 15 percent.