Amtrak is looking to redefine itself into a solid leisure travel option for American travelers looking to experience the country in a different way.
That the U.S.'s most important rail connection has to deal with these funding issues is a testament to idiotic transportation policy at the federal and state levels.
Amtrak is collecting content from both professional "Amtrak Residency" writers and its customers to create a large enough inventory of stories and visuals to show the scale of the rail line's national network.
Amtrak, thankfully, says it's not trying to generate revenue by charging fees to passengers exceeding its already generous baggage allowances.
Consumers have spoken: They want better rail connections in the Northeast Corridor, the nation's busiest region. But what we have here is a complete failure of leadership.
Throw New Jersey politics into the mix with anything and any hope or promise is surely doomed.
"Yield management" can help airlines turn tragedy into profits.
The appearance of safety and progress as opposed to the real thing? Probably not the best idea.
The scale of the U.S. isn't really the reason there is no high-speed rail. Last time we looked, China is a big country, too.
Let's focus on the safety systems to prevent crashes rather than a video to see who's to blame. Because we've had C-Span for years, and that hasn't kept Amtrak from being dangerously underfunded.