A former Amtrak CEO stated Amtrak needed to get its costs down or this may start happening. https://abc30.com/travel/amtraks-presence-in-the-valley-may-be-in-jeopardy/5698401/ "FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Amtrak has provided rail service in the San Joaquin Valley since 1974. However, Amtrak's presence in the Valley could be in jeopardy, based on testimony Action News heard in Washington DC before the US House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. The executive director of San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, Stacey Mortensen, told the House Transportation committee that Amtrak charges three times as much per passenger to run the San Joaquin trains, compared to the Altamont Corridor Express or ACE. Mortensen is the leader of both the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, which manages the operators of both routes. It also gives her a unique perspective into train operations. In what she called, "A Tale of the Two Services," she was critical towards Amtrak's lack of transparency, especially when compared to the way contractor Herzog Transit handles the ACE commuter rail."