This does not apply to informational prerecorded messages like messages to notify you of appointments and cancellations.
Amtrak faces a new problem: The rail service that once struggled to woo riders is now so popular amid soaring gas prices, it's afraid it soon won't have enough trains to meet demand!
Nationally, 2,750,278 used Amtrak in July. That's a 14% surge from the year before and the highest ridership for a single month in the service's 37 year history.
Amtrak officials and legislators are meeting to try to figure out how to pay for additional cars. The consumer advice here is pretty common-sense.
Try to reserve your Amtrak tickets well in advance so you don't run the risk of the train you want selling out.
It used to be you could get an Amtrak ticket day-of right before getting on the train. But that luxury is becoming a thing of the past.
This especially applies if you're traveling during a holiday weekend.