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In this March 13, 2009 file photo, Democratic Vice President Joe Biden announces funding for Amtrak, at Union Station in Washington. The platform Republicans adopted at their 2012 convention includes a call for full privatization and an end to subsidies for the nation's passenger rail operator, which gobbled up almost $1.5 billion in federal funds last year.

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Amtrak funding in crosshairs in presidential race

Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You're on your own. The platform Republicans adopted at their convention included a call for full privatization and an end to subsidies for the nation's passenger rail operator, which gobbled up almost $1.5 billion in federal funds last year.

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