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    Amtrak long distance fares 2021-2023

    The low bucket price on the Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles for one is $899,up from $623 last week. The other Western trains,the California Zephyr and the Empire Builder are still at $563 and $529 to their end points from Chicago. Is there any logical explanation for the huge spike...
  2. Willbridge

    "Upswing" in Intercity Bus reported

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nNzPeUBnLxQ5kBmHZiXuEOHLFXIjauLG/view The fourth quarter report of the DePauw University intercity bus study is out. Good news for intercity bus operators that they report includes the fact that it will take a long time for any new Amtrak lines to get started...
  3. Willbridge

    Fun with revenue optimization

    Having had some experience with fares for transit operations and tours over the years it's interesting to follow fares on Amtrak routes that I'm long familiar with. PDX<>SEA is no longer "$4.95 round-trip - less than a tank of gas!" as it was on Pool trains and Greyhound and Trailways when I...
  4. Willbridge

    Wild price variations - Amtrak Coach vs Bus

    Studying alternatives can really pay off. Greyhound has a commission agent in Deming, so passengers can check baggage and buy tickets with cash, ask for assistance, etc. Buses depart twice daily in each direction on the COVID schedule. Minimum fares from Deming, NM as of 19 March 2021 On...