A headline at the Times website:
Who takes a train from Seattle to LA? I’d rather fly some shitty cattle-call airline like Southwest for $49 and be subjected to screaming infants and douchebags in cutoffs reading Joel Osteen books out loud to themselves.
Amtrak sucks, and it’s not because it’s government run. Railway networks in Europe are awesome, and they’re all government run. Why? Infrastructure investment: they invest in theirs, and we don’t invest in ours.