I recently cancelled my planned trip to NYC. We were taking the train up on Saturday and returning on Monday. A quick hit visit to visit Dad and see the new musical DIANA, with my step other in the roles of QEII and Barbra Cartland. Show is on hold and taking a train in to the heart of Manhattan just doesn’t seem prudent at this time.
When I cancelled the train tickets, I was given an e-voucher for when we do go. However I was charged a $75 cancellation fee. Considering the circumstances, I felt like this was a way for AMTRAK to stay semi-solvent during the downturn in travel. (Not to mention the restrictions.) And now they get $1 Billion in bail out money?
It sure would be nice if they would add the $75 back on to my voucher. (FFC of that)
And yes, the partnership between the government and AMTRAK seems pretty backwards. The government should be responsible for the tracks (infrastructure that replaces the Post Roads of continental times) but not the solvency, which the government subsidizes.