DISCLAIMER: A while back I posted a link to some SNCF, french national railways, commercials. All I got was a negative response. I replied in kind then had the admins delete the thread. I don't plan to argue about nationalism and the french and whether they are good or bad people. If you really feel a need to vent your racism, feel free to private message me. http://tgvlefilm.sncf.com/ Ok, first watch the clip. Then lets discuss trains and such. Question: Do you think cool TV commercials would increase ridership and help promote the idea of public transport in America? My point: If you invest money up front you will reap big rewards down the road. In the case of most services, you have to spend lots of money to advertise your service. It's how you lead the horses to water and get them to drink. More money should be given to Amtrak to allow them to promote their wares more effectively. It would increase their ridership. Question: My next question is whether or not Amtrak commercials should be free to air since Amtrak is a government owned affair, for good or ill, and the airwaves are actually only leased by the TV stations since the federal government owns everything anyway. Who here is feeling the sting of gas prices? Is anyone thinking of downsizing their hummer to a VW bug?