U.S.: With ridership down 95 percent and losses of $700 million, Amtrak looks to pandemic’s recovery phase

By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post; April 23, 2020

Amtrak is projecting losses of about $700 million this year, following a 95 percent drop in ridership amid the coronavirus crisis, officials said Thursday.

New Chief Executive William J. Flynn said it is unclear how long recovery may take, but the passenger railroad is developing a plan with several potential scenarios from “a very modest level of return through the summer” to a turnaround in the fall or into the next year.

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