Comment on A blueprint for Amtrak success from T4A Chair John Robert Smith by Joseph Freedman

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Thank you for this article, as disturbing as it was. I was not aware of the furloughs imposed by Amtrak’s management, but I can appreciate that once you furlough people, they may go to other jobs or retire. I have traveled almost all of Amtrak’s long distance routes over the years, though not during the pandemic, and wish to see them properly staffed. If you watch Congressional hearings, you quickly find that both Republican & Democratic lawmakers want to see good Amtrak service. I do have a trip planned on the Cardinal in November, my first long distance trip since 2019.