Forget cuts. Let's say you could ADD to Amtrak, what would you add? Let's be reasonable. We're not going to see $10B a year added. Myself: Start process for replacement of the single-level fleet (already proposed). But make sure to order even more cars to handle increased traffic over coming decades (minimum 500 cars to replace Amfleet I fleet, more likely 600). Add some form of Sunset East. The train itself doesn't necessarily do well, but one has to consider the power of the network. Add an ATL-WAS day train. Keep Crescent, but make this route more accessible during daylight hours. Extend Heartland flyer to Kansas. Again.. it's about the network. Get all 3-day/week trains to daily. Need reliable service Extend Vermonter to Montreal Add a Buffalo-Chi "day train". Again, extend the network, make those cities accessible during DAYLIGHT hours.