^^^ This.And it doesn't have to be binary. We can continue to run long distance service while we build out corridors.
Amtrak (and some supporters) lacks visions when it presents an either-or proposition.
"The false dilemma fallacy involves presenting a limited number of options as if they were the only options available. This forces people to choose between two extremes, even though there is a spectrum of possibilities in between. The fallacy is misleading and prevents honest debate."