Over 31 million people traveled on Amtrak during its latest fiscal year, the highest seen by the country's federally subsidized railroad since it entered service in 1971.
Originally published on Sun May 13, 2012 10:09 am
Three years ago, President Obama was rolling out an ambitious vision for high-speed rail in America. "Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 mph," the president said at the time.
Today, there are a few Amtrak trains going that fast, but for the most part, the president's plans for high-speed trains have slowed considerably.