Amtrak should move to an on-board cash free environment just as have the airlines. So how say we address the issue, pro and con, here? The Amtrak IG certainly favors it; any of us around here who hold the title CPA, likely also do. I for one, a retired CPA, am all in favor and would not inconvenience me in the least. I lead a "cash free" daily life. As I write, I have $5.05 in my wallet, although for an upcoming trip to Indianapolis on Saturday, I will have to pull some more for tips at the hotel. The only recurring expenses I have and must settle in $$$ is a haircut ("old school" barber - Proprietorship - "nothing more need be said"), the Laundromat, and car wash tips.