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Progress: New Okeechobee Amtrak Station

30 Dec 2011 11:01 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

In 2011, the popular Amtrak stop at Okeechobee received a new small station/waiting room and a new platform.

Approximately 4,000 people used the Okeechobee Amtrak stop in Amtrak's last fiscal year. It is an important stop in a sparsely populated area of the state. FCRP and NARP worked to obtain this stop in the 1980s.

The station, built with Federal stimulus funds, replaces a bus-style shelter formerly used by Amtrak.

Photos courtesy of Charlie Dunn:

--Jackson McQuigg

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