It has occurred to me, the last several days, that perhaps now, more than ever, it is time to push our legislators here in the US to provide adequate funding for Amtrak. Yes, the airlines need help right now in recovering from the events of last week, as the overall picture affects the national ecdonomy. At the same time, it seems that more people are riding Amtrak, and will continue to do so. I've heard more than one person say they won't fly anymore. Amtrak has been fighting for years, as we all know, for better federal funding. With the new conditions, perhaps now is the time for them to get it.