The Return and the Net Result

To follow up on my previous post, I am now returning back to San Francisco and of course taking the Amtrak for the return trip. It’s been interesting to see that on the surface, there seem to be more people taking the train these days. I’d like to think that it’s a renewed interest in train travel, but unfortunately, I think that it is of course due to higher fuel prices.
Whatever the reason, seeing the connecting buses full of people and having to occasionally share a seat on the train is quite telling of the fact that Americans are looking to alternative forms of transportation. I also seem to be bumping in to more first timers on the train, who can never seem to figure out where the bathrooms are. Toilet bewilderment aside, I honestly hope that ridership continues to expand. It gives Amtrak more reason to boost service (which during the weekdays on the Capitol Corridor route isn’t actually that shabby) and in theory it will help overall service. Again, I know that I’m probably dreaming in all of this, but sometimes all you have are dreams. I hope I ripped that off from a really cheesy movie somewhere.
The Return and the Net Result