As I wrote in a previous post on this thread several months ago, I, personally and as just a railfan, am NOT going to spend another 30 years of my life (which I don't have) with my breath held awaiting the return of passenger rail from NOL and across the Florida panhandle. I did so in the 1970's, 1980's, and through April, 1993 when the Sunset Ltd was extended NOL-MIA--only to have Katrina end this in 2005. I intend to be a quiet observer of those of you who seem to have a good deal of knowledge about and opinions concerning the issue. I do have one curiosity. Katrina come along in 2005 and broke a lot of stuff. What is your opinion as to why--after all track, signals, right-of-way, etc were repaired and returned to fully useable facilities--did Amtrak not immediately resume service at that time. Was it political, financial, laziness or what? Your opinions or knowledge of fact would be interesting.