I found this article at the NARP Facebook page.
Interviewed in the article is Andy Kunz, president of the US High Speed Rail Association. He discussed their organization's proposed map (http://ushsr.com/ushsrmap.html). The first phase was supposed to have been completed in 2015.
As much as we want to save Amtrak in its current form, IMO it's map and route system is outdated and 20-25 years from now it will be more outdated. Outside of the NEC and other parts, Amtrak in its current form will always be at the mercy of CSX, UP, and other host railroads. Train speeds and delays will always be a problem. Growth in terms of new routes and to new cities has been and will be limited in the future. Past PRIAA's have shown the average age of LD passengers is in the mid to upper 50's. If Amtrak can't appeal to the younger generation, who will be riding these trains 20-25 years from now? The easy short term goal is saving the current map and system but it seems like trying to band aid a broken system. Maybe we don't need to scrap the current system and start new but we should start thinking about something new. "We" need our own railroads, not just borrowing CSX's and being second class citizens to freight. Maybe we don't need to kill any current routes but we better add some routes/cities with a chance of growth. If people (especially young people) aren't riding our current trains, get them trains they will ride. If you want Columbus, OH to support Amtrak (they did have a rally this weekend), find a way for Amtrak to support Columbus.