Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail services to more than 500 destinations in 46 states on a 22,000-mile route system. Amtrak recognizes that greenhouse gas reduction is a multi-dimensional concern, and encourages passengers to take practical steps to reduce carbon emissions where possible. For schedules, fares and information, passengers may call 800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
Amtrak has partnered with Carbonfund.org, allowing passengers to offset the carbon emissions footprint generated by their individual rail travel by making a contribution to Carbonfund.org. To offset rail travel, passengers can log onto http://www.carbonfund.org/site/pages/land/amtrak and choose from one of two affordable options.
Amtrak has also committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent from 2003-2010 as part of its participation in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). The CCX provides a voluntary exchange for trading greenhouse gases (mainly carbon dioxide) using a market-based system. Greenhouse gas credits available for trading by Amtrak are based on diesel fuel use in the 1998-2001 baseline period. Amtrak continues to meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing diesel fuel use in locomotives.
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