I would expect a massive mail campaign would be on order as done in the past by the RPA.
It’s interesting that when Amtrak was formed in 1970 that it had the backing of President Richard Nixon, who was I think a fairly bipartisan president.
I actually feel that Nixon had a genuine feeling for the little guy and an Amtrak network would make transportation by train available for both the businessman and businesswomen as well as farmers and low income families that lived at a distance from one another,. Privatizing it would change the ratio of those that need it the most.
It’s amazing that the early 1970s were very bipartisan and achieved more than Nixon ever got credit for. Energy self-sufficiency, particularly nuclear plants that were canceled by President Jimmy Carter, the creation of the EPA, ended the Vietnam war, worked the OPEC crisis with much greater less reliance reliance on gasoline, tackled the auto industry to require the installation of catalytic converter’s on cars.
Bipartisanism in the 1970s went a long way. TODAY we still have the EPA, we’re still working OPEC, working on energy, self-sufficiency, EV Replacing gas cars, possibly adding mini nuclear plants to the grid, we’re friends with north and south Vietnam now, just known again as Vietnam, and we still have catalytic converter’s on gas cars - unless yours was been stolen.
… And we still have Amtrak.