Rail Survey Results Released

A new survey conducted by the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission showed Amtrack is a crucial transportation for students, faculty and staff at Truman.

Truman was one of three four-year colleges and universities in Missouri to participate in the survey. It aimed to assess the importance of intercity passenger rail service among college and university students, faculty and staff whose schools are located along current Amtrak routes and help determine what schools, states and the region can do to boost passenger rail service.

According to the survey, 83 percent of the 270 respondents said they consider passenger rail service important, while 66 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to take the train if more frequent service was available. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported that they have taken the train at least once to get to/from Truman. For those who have taken the train to/from Truman, 72 percent indicated that the Amtrak service is an important resource for them to be able to attend the school.

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