Amtrak is having a fine year thanks to the plunging economy and the rising price of gas. According to the Journal, the number of people riding the railway jumped 13.9% in July from a year earlier, and it's on pace to have a record year. Except now they system is getting overcrowded and uncomfortable. And Amtrak now says it needs at least $5 billion for upgrades. You can go back to taking planes now. [WSJ]