Amtrak volume isn't shrinking in a vacuum and likely carries more weight when vendors are hurting for cash flow.Another problem with changing vendors now is that they have no volume to offer. There are probably not going to be too many companies who are anxious to start doing business with Amtrak when the volume is so low.
People are telling us they want new options and the quality has gotten so bad even a minor change could do wonders.Do you seriously think that just changing to a different entrée from the same vendor is gonna make any of us any happier? No way.
Western route cutbacks were done after the pandemic hit.Covid did it - No, the cutback was long before Covid was even known to the people in Wuhan.