Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak also is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

More than just a convenient way to travel, Amtrak is also energy efficient. Traveling by rail contributes less per passenger mile to greenhouse gas emissions than either cars or airplanes. According to U.S. Department of Energy data, Amtrak is almost 14 percent more efficient than domestic airline travel and 31 percent more efficient than auto travel on a per-passenger-mile basis.

Amtrak is part of the nation's ground-based transportation system, interconnected at thousands of points across 21,000 route miles. Unlike the airlines with single points of staffed access, the Amtrak rail system has multiple points of access, and shares facilities with commuter rail operations and city transit systems handling millions of daily passengers at hundreds of stations. In such an open system with connectivity and a free flow of large numbers of people between modes, Amtrak does not compromise its commitment to safety and security but reinforces it in various aspects:

Experience Amtrak train travel and take advantage of special deals and promotions today. You can choose from SmartFares, limited-time offers, USA and California rail passes and everyday discounts for AAA members, students, military, seniors, children and more. If you don't have a travel destination in mind, check with us for a tour package that only an Amtrak Vacation have to offer.

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