The Boston Globe reports today that Amtrak
is cutting Acela fares in the Northeast by up to 25 percent. What they neglect
to mention though is that the federally subsidized transcontinental crawler remains
the most overpriced and organizationally offensive way to hop up and down the coastline.
No doubt I’m a
broke complainer who has for years made it a priority to bitch about the cost
of Amtrak; I only use it occasionally to make traveling uncomfortable for businesspeople
who think riders should be on library behavior regardless of whether they’re in
designated quiet cars.