There are currently only two passenger railroads operating in North America – Amtrak in the United States and VIA Rail in Canada.
Across America, commuter rail lines and subways carry passengers to and from various destinations.
- Chicago Transit Authority
- Jacksonville (Fla.) Transportation Authority: Skyway
- Las Vegas Monorail
- Long Island Rail Road: New York
- Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- MARC: Maryland and Washington, D.C.
- MARTA: Atlanta and surrounding metro region
- Metra: Commuter rail serving the metro Chicago area
- Metro: A vast subway reaching Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas
- New Jersey Transit: Connecting New Jersey and New York City
- New York Subway
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson
- Shore Line East: Connecting Connecticut and New York City
- Staten Island Railway
- Virginia Railway Express: Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- Walt Disney World Monorail
Short Line/Regional Railroads
Beyond America’s Class I railroads are the regional and short-line railroads. According to a quote in the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald, short-line railroads “are the last mile’s link in many instances.”