If you've gotten the impression that Amtrak trains have been running slower this year, it's not your imagination. They have been, as this Wall Street Journal article documents.

The decline in on-time arrivals was particularly sharp in January and February, when the Northeast experienced — thanks to climate change! — cold winter weather, but March and April were both down nearly 10 percent. But don't worry. Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman has a solution: $151 billion in spending to improve track. Somehow I don't think that's going to be forthcoming.