Just a shameless plug for America's bastard stepchild of a real rail passenger system: AMTRAK. May 10 is going to be the first National Train Day, so check out the info and start thinking about trains as a real alternative to more highways or overstressed airlines. It may be a marketing ploy, but that's no reason not to leverage it.
With the political season coming to a boil, and gas prices in the news, why not start reminding your political reps that America deserves and NEEDS a real rail passenger system? AMTRAK may be a long ways from the rail systems much of the rest of the developed world enjoys, but it's what we've got and it does amazingly well despite decades of starvation budgets. These guys are fighting the good fight - why not check them out? They have plans for all around the country; see what your region's plans are.