https://www.thrillist.com/amphtml/news/nation/amtrak-acela-express-trains-upgrade This article appeared on a Google news feed this morning. Who knows, maybe I'll get in a joyride before my "one way trip topside". Now on seating configuration; riding backwards? Get used to it. If passengers are more interested in their "playthings" than the view, rotating seats are a hindrance to the power and USB connections. I guess my first exposure to "ride backwards" was overseas during '60. I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now. Where fixed seating is in place with the commuter agencies (that means most of 'em), it has always seemed to me that forward riding fills first.