I periodically travel the CS south and northbound, connecting with the EB. For a long time, northbound train 14 was late enough where a connection with eastbound 28 was often not feasible. As a result, passengers connecting to EB eastbound were forced to take the dreaded all day thruway bus ride and connect with the RB in Pasco at about 9:00 PM. From my 2009 trips on the CS and in watching train 14's OTP on line, it seems to be routinely getting into PDX on time. Is it possible that this is because of reduced freight traffic, or are there other factors?