We need to do this.
There are extensive small rail operations already in place. The coast to coast project does not mean smaller operators have to give up their control. The smaller systems could simply be expanded with larger potential if that is what works. The smaller systems can 'buy in' to the larger rail system with potential earnings to pay for their share. The existing systems can all be shareholders to a larger system. It would be a mistake to exert a single proprietor. Diversity works in such extensive systems.
It is time to summit.