[tabi] Amtrak news

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:20:53 -0400

From the Democrat:

Join in the Rally to "Bring Bak Amtrak"

Local residents and rail passenger enthusiasts in the surrounding areas
will come
together to celebrate "Bring Bak Amtrak!" with a rally on June 23 at 11
a.m. The
rally's goal is to restore the Amtrak Sunset Limited Service between New
and Jacksonville through Tallahassee.
Events begin at the Historic Tallahassee Amtrak Station with "Rally at
Railroad Square,"
featuring food, drinks, keynote speakers and live music by
JB's Zydeco Zoo. Ralliers round out the night with the Dwayne Dopsie and
the Zydeco
Hellraisers concert at The Moon. For concert tickets visit

The Amtrak Sunset Limited was the only truly transcontinental passenger
route in
American history. Hurricane Katrina damaged the train tracks in 2005,
and though
the tracks were repaired and freight service restored within a year,
Amtrak hasn't
restored passenger service. "Bring Bak Amtrak!," supported by the
National Association
of Rail Passengers, the City of Tallahassee, the Florida Coalition of
Rail Passengers,
Leon County and its Tourist Development Council, aims to help restore
the route affecting
13 stranded stations from New Orleans to Jacksonville. For more
information call
toll free (800) 628-2866.
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