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  • 20 Mar 2017 8:53 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    In addition to calling and writing your Member of Congress and Florida's two Senators, please sign this petition on Change.Org to help signify your support for Amtrak's long-distance train network.

    Remember, if the cuts proposed by the President go through, Amtrak service would cease in 23 states. If you think that's unacceptable, speak up now!

    --Jackson McQuigg 

  • 16 Mar 2017 9:08 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    According to the Washington Post, President Trump's proposed budget is out and specifically targets Amtrak's long distance trains for elimination. 

    This proposal uses the erroneous conclusion, fed by USDOT's accounting, that Amtrak's long distance trains are the source of most of its losses. The Silver Meteor, Silver Star, and the Auto-Train would be eliminated under this proposal, while the lucky few living in the Boston-New York-Washington Northeast Corridor would retain train service despite the need for massive capital outlays from the Federal government there. 

    Time to speak up to your elected representatives in favor of Amtrak long distance trains! 

    --Jackson McQuigg


  • 26 Feb 2017 10:04 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    The bill is sponsored by a State Senator in Bay county, far from the West Palm Beach-Miami commuter line.

    From Florida Politics:

    http://floridapolitics.com/archives/232626-gainer-bill-strip-tri-rail-funding-contracting-authority

    --Jackson McQuigg

  • 29 Jan 2017 5:37 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    From the Miami Herald: 

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/traffic/article129451899.html

    --Jackson McQuigg



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