GOP senator moves to study restoration of lost Amtrak service

February 17, 2016

By Keith Laing, The Hill

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is moving to test the feasibility of restoring Amtrak service on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Florida that has been dormant since Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. Website Insert Real Numbers copy

Trains on Amtrak’s Sunset Limited route, which used to run between Los Angeles and Orlando, have ended in New Orleans since the 2005 storm, which wiped out tracks along the Gulf of Mexico.

Wicker said he is forming a new working group to study the return of the dormant Gulf Coast Amtrak service.

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