Quick Wisconsin Passenger Rail Facts:
(All data for Amtrak fiscal year ending 9/30/2014 unless otherwise noted)
Hiawatha Route (Milwaukee-Chicago) : 7 daily roundtrips (6 on Sunday)
Hiawatha trains are the most heavily-used in Amtrak’s Midwest network. .
Empire Builder (Chicago-Seattle/Portland): 1 roundtrip daily serving Milwaukee, Columbus, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Tomah, and La Crosse. 15 different trips possible just in Wisconsin 1,035 along entire route.
891,638: total number of Wisconsin passenger on/offs..
56,000+: number of Wisconsin residents members of Amtrak Guest Rewards frequent-user program
$19,287,168: Amtrak goods and services purchased in Wisconsin
$4,739,030: amount of wages paid by Amtrak to its Wisconsin employees
$24,046,831: total station revenue
1.8 to 1: Estimated Return on Investment (ROI) for each dollar invested in passenger rail.