If I owned Amtrak

photo credit: Krikit â?¥ Some random thoughts that passed through my head during my recent Amtrak trip – which went fairly well. I don’t warrant that they’ll all be winners, popular or successful. Just some brainstorming. Showers. $5. Real bathrooms, even if it means there are fewer of them. Despite being better than airliner bathrooms, […]

Quaint is no substitute for quality

Recently, I’ve spent some time on Amtrak. It’s easy to compare the differences between train and air travel. Speed and cost are the really obvious ones and they remind me of the old consultant’s saw: “Quality, Speed or Price, choose any two.” Meaning, of course, that you can choose 2 of those, but the 3rd […]