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ATLANTA, GA, November 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta bus charter business, Samson Trailways, talks about why motor coaches are better for public transport than Amtrak systems. At a recent meeting between the American Bus Association (ABA) and the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, it was found that motor coaches cost municipalities far less to operate and are an overall better method for passengers.
Amtrak vs. Motor Coaches
Given the current state of the economy, public officials are trying to figure out how to minimize expenditures while still providing safe, reliable transportation for the millions of residents who use public transit for their daily commutes. Railway systems are indeed a highly functional and versatile form of transportation, which is why many major cities across the country have implemented large-scale projects to make their roads Amtrak-friendly in the last decade. However, it was found that when comparing Amtrak to motor coach transit, the latter wins over the alternative, both in terms of funding and flexibility.
The Amtrak system costs 25% more to operate and it was found that only two of its national lines bring in enough revenue to cover operational expenditures. As it currently stands, motor coaches serve a significantly higher number of people throughout the United States. While residents in nearly 2,800 cities and towns in the continental U.S. have access to charter bus transit, only 500 can ride on an Amtrak-operated railway. According to Tom Sambdman, Vice President of the Atlanta charter bus company, "Another factor worth stressing is how eco-friendly motor coaches are. The per-passenger CO2 emissions are on average 2/3 less than Amtrak. Needless to say, eliminating the Amtrak system in favor of motor coaches would have an incredibly positive impact on the environment."
Samson Trailways is a premiere Atlanta bus charter agency. You can learn more about the services they offer by visiting http://samsontrailways.com/.
About Samson Trailways:
Samson Trailways has been the trusted leader in Atlanta motor coach transportation for nearly 30 years. Our success is the result of a strong focus on safety and customer satisfaction. No matter the size of your group, Samson Trailways delivers premium charter bus transportation services, offering top of the line motor coaches, buses and minibuses.
For more information, visit http://www.samsontrailways.com.
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