Promoting passenger trains as a transportation alternative in Florida since 1983.  We are citizens who advocate for Amtrak, commuter rail, intercity rail and transit for Florida's future.

New Save Amtrak Petition Needs Your Signature, Your Call to Congress Needed!

04 Jul 2017 4:42 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

As you undoubtedly know by now, the Trump Administration has proposed eliminating funding for all Amtrak long distance trains, including all 3 Amtrak trains which currently serve Florida--the Silver Meteor, the Silver Star and the Auto Train.

If Congress decided to go along with this plan (or even a "meet me in the middle"-type compromise), this move would have an extremely negative impact on citizens and tourists using trains to and from Florida. It would also eliminate any hope of returning the Sunset Limited east of New Orleans.

A new petition is circulating now calling for full funding for Amtrak. We are encouraging you to sign it in addition to calling Florida's Senators and your Member of Congress. The Congressional switchboard is: 202-224-3121.

Even if you have already written or called about this issue, do so again! Multiple contacts are needed to get the point across.

--Jackson McQuigg 

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