By Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure; February 07, 2020
In 2019, more people than ever before took to the railways around the United States. According to Amtrak, it saw a rider increase of three percent on its Washington DC, to Boston route, as well as a four percent increase in premium “Acela” high-speed service. However, there’s one place where they need more riders, and that is long-distance routes, which saw ridership climb just one percent throughout the year.
That slow growth of longer routes may simply come down to people not understanding just how many options are available to them. But, that’s where Wanderu’s new cross-country train map comes in.