I get the whole idea of supply and demand with Amtrak Should it be that way with public transportation? I think not, but thats a debate for a different day. It should be noted that the formula of supply and demand doesn't always hold true. An investigative reporter did an inquiry as to why lumber prices were going through the roof. What he found was that the prices of raw lumber, the lumberjacks, the saw mills and the trucking companies were making/charging no more money than they were 5 years ago BUT the profit of the large lumber corporations like Weyerhauser went up over 250% over the same period last year. Strong supply, no shortage just higher prices. Lets hope that Amtrak won't buy into that philosophy.