Our jls is so smart that he can fake any IQ test to get whatever score he needs .
Exactly! You just produce a score that meets the requirements for the current goal.
I rode it for the first time yesterday. The ride of those Siemens cars is rock solid, and they are remarkably quiet, as are the engines. You can hardly hear anything in the car adjacent to the engine.
Snacks and beverages including adult ones are complementary in Select (First) Class and can be purchased from trolley service in Smart (Coach) Class. Since there is no ticket collection or checking on board,the OBS is dedicated to serving snacks and beverages.
There was a Brightline Manager riding with an FRA observer on the northbound run. I chatted with them for a while. The FRA guy was apparently observing the operation of the service in mixed traffic with freight. We did overtake a freight in each direction, and also crossed a Brightline going in the opposite direction in each run. The FRA guy, like me, though that maintaining an almost 75mph start to stop average speed with a maximum speed of 79mph is very impressive. The sheer power assigned to the train allows it to perform almost like a distributed power electric train, and yet its acceleration and deceleration is imperceptible and smooth. Many people were walking around holding onto nothing even though each row of seats has hand hold on both sides of the aisle for anyone to grab, should a need arise.
Before boarding there are some complementary snacks and beverages available in the Select lounge which one enters by opening the entrance gate using ones ticket. In addition there is a more elaborate set of snacks and beverages available for purchase at a central kiosk.
On the whole I was very impressed with the operation and the ride and so were apparently all my co-travelers. All are eager for it to take them to Miami, though even with this limited service the trains were pretty full, and even at the low traffic time mid-afternoon, the trains was half full. Rumor has it that service will get extended to Miami in about two months, give or take a week.