Gracias, Merci, Ngiyabonga! No matter how you say it, we owe a big "thank you" to our 31.6 million riders. You helped Amtrak achieve a record year. Now it's time for us to show our gratitude with some free travel!
In 2013, you rode from small towns to big cities, from economic centers to National Parks, and, of course, home to see mom (ahem, some of you more than others). In fact, more riders than ever before in Amtrak's history made trips to our more than 500 destinations. You are a nation on the move, and we're proud you chose us to get you to your destinations safely.
While we handled the driving, you were busy snapping nearly 100,000 photos on Instagram. You captured the beauty of the American landscape, our unique stations and a few selfies along the way. We know you have more to say to your fellow 31 million passengers. We're ready to help you share your stories.
Submit your #AmtrakStories at AmtrakStories.com, and we'll share the best ones here on our blog. Oh, did we mention, we'll also give away 31 $100 travel vouchers to the best Amtrak stories? Plus, one grand-prize winner gets an Amtrak Vacation pack for two at the end of our 31-day celebration!
Seriously, though, thank you. We got you to your destination and you got us here, to a record year. We make a great team!