With air travel becoming more expensive, airlines cutting workers and fuel prices going higher, the solution to future transportation is rail travel.
One train and one driver can move hundreds of people safely, with less fuel, less pollution and less cost than any other mode of transport.
Instead of cutting money from Amtrak, as the Bush administration wants to do, funds should be increased to provide a separate track system between all major cities, using existing right of way or other locations. Passenger rail should not be on the same track as freight rail.
We cannot afford not to provide this service. The government wastes more money on the war in a few months than the rail system would cost.