Guess what! They might not be so unpopular after all:
Fueled by higher gas prices and what state transportation officials say is greater awareness, the number of Amtrak riders has exploded on the Blue Water route that runs from Port Huron to Chicago and stops daily in Flint.

The increase in passenger traffic on the route during the last six months -- 26.2 percent -- is among the highest in the nation, and gains at the Flint station -- 34.7 percent -- are even higher during that same period.

Thanks Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick Scott!