newpylong wrote:"Without the mentality of Amtrak" - quite large words from a guy who has never worked for a railroad in his life.
I think that particular segment is worth addressing because most of us in these forums know better.
Amtrak's "mentality" of late has been so strongly focused on improving their fiscal picture that in the current fiscal year they had a budget surplus in spite of sequestration.
Amtrak's "mentality" has made intercity passenger rail successful today in a way that many never believed possible.
Finally, unlike this guy, Amtrak's "mentality" is thoughtful, responsible and professional.
To me that is why if there is ever going to be service to Portland from Montreal ever again I am quite confident that it will in fact take an "Amtrak mentality" to do it.