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In Wake Of Attacks, People Rediscovering Ground Transportation

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Airline travel is slowly returning to normal, but the industry says there are fewer passengers on the flights. That is because people are rediscovering ground transportation.


reports business is up as much as 12 percent compared to this same time last year. The company also added 1,600 seats to its long distant trains like the Carolinian that originates out of New York. Adding to the passenger increase are business travelers like Brian McGowan.

"Based on the events of Sept. 11, our company decided there will be a 30-day moratorium on airline travel," he said.

While traffic has leveled off a bit,


also recorded a spike in its numbers last month. Ridership was up 13 percent compared to a similar period last year.


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