- Apr 13, 2012
The problem with rail travel is the cost vs. the speed. I have taken Amtrak up and down the east coast because the express trains are fast and relatively inexpensive. But if you get away from faster trains running express routes, they are slow and cost too much.
Remember, the train system is in direct competition with the airlines, and air travel has become very affordable. I love the idea of spending on the rail system, but only if we are going to see the real issues corrected (speed and cost). Without correcting those things, this is just a waste of money.