Wouldn't you think our infrastucture -transportation is important.Someone needs to get on the ball.All they have is accidents & profit loss..Government ran is why ?? http://articles.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20060525092009990001&ncid=NWS00010000000001 It prompted cries for change at Amtrak, the nation's federally subsidized passenger railroad, which has been plagued by funding shortages, mechanical problems and management turmoil. "If there was ever proof that Amtrak is being terribly mismanaged with unqualified people at the helm, this power outage at the height of the morning rush hour is it," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "This outage, quite literally stopped thousands in their tracks and for a rail service that so many people rely on, this is unacceptable." Amtrak officials declined to respond to the criticism. Amtrak has debt of more than $3.5 billion and its operating loss for 2005 topped $550 million. It has never turned a profit in its 35 years of existence. The railroad has had a host of problems in the last year.