If you look at the map of Amtrak’s “Cardinal”, it shows up as an alternate route from New York to Chicago. Going West it hits no major city until Cincinnati. But this city needs good travel to Chicago……not 3 days a week in the middle of the night. The total trip time from New York to Chicago takes 26 hours and 30 minutes, although the train often does not run on time.
Who knows, maybe the whole Cardinal route coud become a HYPERLOOOP?