Woo says it doesn't? The senators that basically say they want their train think otherwise. How can you determine what is valuable to someone else? Those same senators probably think that paying $450 million (that's almost a half of billion dollars, Tibike) for a scant 8 miles of constant tension catenary was not a good use of funds and wasn't a good value for the funds. That is largely because Amtrak INVESTED in them. If you added to the experience (adding additional service to feed the lines, adding capacity for thruway connections, upgraded the equipment) like they do for the corridors, perhaps it would work better. There is a reason the eastern LD trains perform better than their western counterparts. Their equipment is newer and the line typically overlaps with a regional service. It is part of a multi service venture. Additionally, why does Amtrak need to be billed as "mass market?" Who said Amtrak is mass market? Even the corridors carry a small percentage of the overall transportation system. If they receive new equipment, the goal should be to supplement the existing network. Furthermore, the states have shown very little interest in initiating new service. Indeed, they may cut service. Again, what Anderson wants is largely irrelevant. It boils down to what Congress is willing to fund and support. If they tell him to operate the LD netwrk, that is what will happen. Just like when Sen Blumenthal rolled up on him regarding the cut Veterans Discount. RA: We're not moving fast enough for you. You want it back. Sen Blumenthal: I think the Veteran's want it back. RA: I got it. I got. SB. Yea...I'm glad you got it.