Amtrak Celebrates 50 Years of Providing Viable Intracity Transportation to the US

And as populations continue to grow, the country will need passenger railroads more than ever

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Of all the Americans who’ve eschewed air travel in favor of the charms of the train, perhaps none has been more loyal than a man nicknamed Amtrak Joe. Having lost his wife and daughter in an auto accident in 1972, he began commuting to his job in Washington on Amtrak—a 250-mile round trip from his home in Wilmington, Del.



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This story first appeared in the May 3, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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