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  • 10 Mar 2019 11:56 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    And the skeptics are extremely concerned. 

    From Railway Age Magazine:

    https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/at-amtrak-its-no-longer-1950/ 

    --Jackson McQuigg 

  • 02 Mar 2019 9:11 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    Congressman Darren Soto wants more SunRail through parts of Polk County and advocates for it in this recent editorial in the Lakeland Ledger:

    https://www.theledger.com/opinion/20190302/polk-perspective-sunrail-phase-3-polks-path-to-future-mobility 

    Polk's TPO has studied expanding SunRail further into Polk, so the support comes at a critical time:

    http://polktpo.com/what-we-do/our-planning-documents/sunrail-feasibility-study 

    Soto sees the merit in connecting SunRail to Brightline's planned Tampa-Orlando extension. There is no mention in his editorial of extending SunRail to the Amtrak station in Downtown Lakeland.

    --Jackson McQuigg 

  • 02 Mar 2019 9:04 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    We strongly support the expansion of Brightline. FCRP's President, Steve Sayles, was at the hearing in Tallahassee to speak in support of the financing for Brightline.

    From the Miami Herald:

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article227014359.html 

    --Jackson McQuigg 

     

  • 16 Dec 2018 7:23 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    We missed this piece from Railway Age from a few years ago. Perhaps you missed it, as well.

    Did you know Amtrak once had common stock? Read on!

    https://www.railwayage.com/news/fini-to-saga-of-amtraks-common-stock/

    —Jackson McQuigg

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