There are two steps between Live Oak becoming an Amtrak stop. The first step is opening the rail line for passenger use. After that, Amtrak simply has to choose Live Oak.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) held a teleconference with the Gulf Coast Working Group (GCWG) on Wednesday, March 15, to discuss the final report to Congress on the feasibility and cost for a rail line between New Orleans and Orlando.
The GCWG is a federally chartered working group created by the FAST Act, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015, actively determining how to restore passenger rail service across America’s southern coast.
The final report is due to be submitted to the Commerce Committee by late March or early April and will not include an extension, according to minutes from the meeting.