Absolutely. Amtrak frequently doesn’t understand their own business. I hope they’re getting better. It seems like VP Harris is pretty good. I would like to see more over overnight, longer corridor trains similar to the Caledonian Sleeper in Great Britain.Make that read Amtrak planned not to run many long distance trains in the future. Congress upset their apple cart, but not unexpectedly.
Amtrak management seemed to almost intentionally fail to read the tea leaves on the Congressional mandate to return to daily operation. It was in the works for months before it passed and was fully expected to pass.
It wasn't unexpected. It was lack of planning.