FY2009 (Page C-1)
Total Revenue: $414,500,000
FRA Defined Costs: $135,900,000
Total Direct Costs: $252,200,000
Total Non-Direct Costs: $94,900,000
Contribution per seat-mile: $0.066
Total seat-miles: 1,021,212,121
Total train-miles: 3,359,250
FRA cost per train-mile: $40.46
Direct cost per train-mile: $75.08
Non-direct costs per train-mile: $28.25
According to Amtrak:
-Total FRA Defined Costs represents Host Railroad MofW and Performance Incentives, Fuel and Power, T&E Crew, OBS and Commissary costs, Car and Locomotive maint. and Turnaround Costs, Commissions, Reservations, Call Centers, Psgr Inconvenience, and Route Stations
-Total Remaining Direct Costs include Shared Stations, MoE Supervision and Training, Maintenance of Way, Yard Ops, Marketing and Distribution, Insurance, Terminal Payments, Procurement/Purchasing, Police/Environmental and Safety, and T&E Overhead.
-Total Non-Direct Costs includes Amtrak Infrastructure Maintenance and System costs.
There is an additional $20,138,000 located in the mechanical report which is attributed to the Acela Program; if applicable, as by a hiding of maintenance costs in the capital budget, it would represent an additional $5.99 per train-mile.
As pointed out by the DOT OIG, these costs are almost entirely methodologically allocated rather than by strict assignation. As an example, there is not a tracking of fuel or power usage by a particular locomotive journey that is consequently assigned to the responsible route, but rather all such expenditures are pooled together and allocated according to formula. As a result, these costs may over or understate the true costs.