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.

Amtrak Charter and Private Railroad Car Ban

31 Mar 2018 9:21 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

This week, Amtrak announced plans to exit the charter business and to effectively eliminate the haulage of private railroad cars, without warning and effective immediately.

How does this affect you? Many nonprofit railroad preservation groups depend on Amtrak in order to operate their preserved equipment. They have now been sidelined.

Further, Amtrak is walking away from $10 million a year in revenue with this move. That revenue is important to Amtrak since it helps it reduce its subsidy from Congress.

To help reverse this decision, contact your elected officials and sign this petition.

--Jackson McQuigg

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