Amtrak: Fleet Strategy — 2012

Executive Summary

The heart of Amtrak’s ability to deliver competitive intercity rail transportation service is the fleet that we operate. The fleet affects customer perception, the willingness to use our product and services, product reliability, and the costs of maintenance and service delivery.

As the national intercity passenger service provider, Amtrak relies on Federal support to maintain, operate and improve its services. While Amtrak covers approximately 85% of its annual operating costs from revenues, sustained capital support from federal and state sources is essential.

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