Jeb summed up my position really well. I use whichever mode of transportation works best with my schedule and finances. I usually only take a train long distances when it's part of my vacation and I'm doing it for the scenery. It's much more convenient to fly. As far as regional trips, I have a lot of frustration with the current Michigan Services schedule. I find myself driving to/from Chicago and Detroit more often than not. I would prefer to take the train, but the schedule simply does not work for me. I feel the same way about traveling to the east coast. As much as I'd love to take the train, the schedule is terrible. If I could board at 9 a.m. and be there around 9 p.m, I'd be all for it.