This hasn’t been a good week for Amtrak along the East Coast. First you have the guy hit on the tracks near Philly, then the train fire near BWI, then yesterday’s rail power outage, on the same day that the House voted on a one-third budget cut for the government subsidized rail service.
This is all very encouraging to me as I prepare to hop an an Amtrak Regional at the peak travel hour of the pre-Memorial Day weekend rush to go visit Amy. I’m reminded of my trip up to NJ on the 4th of July, 2003, when even the aisles of the train were so crowded with standees that I had to spend the entire trip in the vestibule. Really looking forward to that.