Amtrak to inspect Tallahassee train station

April 27, 2016

By Sean Rossman, Democrat staff writer, Tallahassee Democrat

Amtrak representatives will be in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning to inspect the Railroad Avenue train station as officials continue their push to restore passenger rail service between New Orleans and Orlando.Website Insert New Passenger Train Service copy

Former Mayor John Marks, a member of the Gulf Coast Rail Working Group, a federal transportation panel tasked with analyzing the restoration of rail service along the Gulf Coast, said inspectors will determine whether any improvements are needed in order to reimplement the service.

It’s part of an effort to give Congress a cost estimate to re-establish train service. Congress, Marks said, has already authorized Amtrak to renew the route, but hasn’t allocated any funds.

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