[Minor annoyance: I can't figure out how to use the "less than" symbol in text; Blogger wants it to be an HTML tag.]
The Wichita bureau notes a second transport angle that I (and others?) had missed:
Odd that the Republicans aren't targeting the Amtrak subsidies as outrageous support for rich democrats in a part of the country they've all but abandoned.He's right on that, yes? Is this because K street lobbyists take a lot of Amtrak?