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Hopes of restarting passenger rail service in North Florida could be doomed under the Trump Administration’s proposed budget. The plan would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak in the state. That’s a blow to local officials wanting to bring the service back to the Panhandle.

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is hoping to re-establish passenger rail service from New Orleans to Jacksonville. The Democrat met with local officials in Marianna Tuesday to build public support.

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Tallahassee City Commissioners say they support an ongoing effort to return Amtrak to the area. They recently unanimously voted yes on a resolution to restore the passenger rail service. The route would be between New Orleans and Orlando.

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Amtrak inspected Tallahassee’s train station Wednesday. The inspection is part of an effort to get Congress to fully fund getting the passenger rail service to come back to Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee residents could soon have more travel options into and out of the city. 

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Local officials are doing everything they can to restore passenger rail service to the Capital City, and that includes urging local residents to show up to greet Amtrak officials when a test train comes to town.

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Local officials are doing everything they can to restore passenger rail service to the Capital City, and now the effort includes crowd sourcing.

Amtrak's Sunset Limited Route ran from New Orleans to Jacksonville until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks.
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Leon County is pushing to get more travel options. In addition to a massive campaign to lure air carrier Jet Blue to the area, the city is also trying to get Amtrak to come back.