With the current state of the airlines being as it is, gounded flights etc, Does anyone think that Amtrak will jump on this as an opportunity to expand their services? I realize that it would take an enormous amount of capital, as well as changing the infractructure. Of course with the way Congress works, it would obviously take years to get it accomplished, if at all. I do know that Congress struggles with funding on the current Amtrak budget every time it comes before them. Maybe there is something already in the works that I am not aware of, if so does anyone have any information on this? I doubt that the railroads could/would jump on it without some very strong push and financing from Congress. The regional approach may be the best way to go to get it implemented. Has anyone heard anything of this nature being proposed in any serious way? How do you think the railroad unions would react? I wonder how the traviling public would react if it was proposed, and the mood of the general traveling public giving a strong message to them to work on it. Also in your opinion how would the railroad unions react? I think that there is some sort of passenger association in this country, if so could anyone provide information on that? This is not wishful thinking on my part, just an idea.