Why just rail cruise the blue states? Travel through Red America, too – The trip from Jacksonville, Fla to California only touches one blue state – and their governor could meet us at the station. Of course, by the time it gets to my neck of the woods, SW Louisiana, Amtrak is typically anywhere from 5 to 24 hours late (right now, train 1 – Sunset Limited is 4 1/2 hrs late). We could spend our extra time talking about what a great waste of taxpayer money 90% of Amtrak’s routes are! Keep your NY to DC run and scuttle the rest.