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Amtrak Releases FY21 Sustainability Report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtrak released its FY21 Sustainability Report that showcases sustainability projects across Amtrak's regions and operations. Throughout the report are details of Amtrak's measured progress against annual and long-term sustainability goals that encompass greenhouse gas emissions, diesel fuel and electricity usage.

"Driving sustainability at Amtrak means transforming the customer experience, reducing our carbon footprint and expanding service to new markets across America," said Stephen Gardner, CEO at Amtrak. "Recognizing the urgency to act now, Amtrak is out to change the way our country moves."

Today, intercity travel on Amtrak is cleaner and more sustainable than most alternatives. On average, Amtrak service is 46% more energy efficient than travel by car and 34% more efficient than domestic air travel. On the electrified Northeast Corridor, Amtrak travel emits up to 83% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to car travel and up to 72% less greenhouse gas emissions than flying. Our fully electrified service also provides the environmental benefit of zero tail pipe emissions which improves air quality in the dense urban areas we serve.

Highlights from the report include:

"Providing high-quality, low-carbon rail service that takes people out of cars and planes is one of the most efficient ways to drive emissions reductions," said Dennis Newman, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Accessibility at Amtrak. "Through more and better service, we will give additional people a chance to pitch-in and fight the climate crisis by choosing rail." 

For more information about Amtrak's approach to sustainability, please visit amtrak.com/sustainability.


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