I'll have to take issue with some of this Pete...Maybe it's the clientel that the RR serves. People who can't afford to drive or take the plane will have to take a bus or a train. Anyone who can't afford to have a car sure can't afford to ride the train either.
Therfore the train remains at a lower level price per ticket than would be profitable to attract riders.The only way the train can exist to serve the people who need it is to subsidize it with the government. Pete