They should return to the days when railroads printed the cost for the trip and the fares stayed the same, no high or low fares for the same trip, just one fare. And it should be a reasonable cost. As some have said asking 1,700 dollars one way for a overnight trip, and without any real decent lounges or dining is totally out of sink with the kind of trip it is. I never made much money but when rail was popular it was easy to afford a step up to a room on the train, now its far higher and not reasonable by any stretch. One problem with the sleeper fares is that at the start of Amtrak the room charge was based on one person. Somewhere along the way they decided that if the room could hold two people then the one person who booked the room should pay double for it. That increased the sleeper fares which Have never slowed down.A $1700 bedroom between NY and Chicago is insane. Sadly,if one person is willing to pay that price,nothing will change. On top of that,you are getting flex food. Price gouging. No way in hell should Amtrak even THINK of charging that.I know,supply and demand,but this goes WAY beyond that.