TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Tallahassee could see Amtrak passenger rail service back in the Capital City in four years.
A national task force is working to bring back service to the Gulf Coast, after more than a decade.
Congress passed a bill last year that created the task force to study the potential to resume service to stations east of New Orleans, including Tallahassee and Madison.
Mayor Andrew Gillum says transportation is extremely important to new businesses, and service would potentially bring more jobs to Tallahassee.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bolster our tourism industry, and with it, our local economy,” Gillum said in a statement. “Amtrak service speaks to the kind of quality of life we are striving for in Tallahassee, where accessibility, connectivity and livability are all vital components.”
For years, Amtrak stopped in Tallahassee with its “Sunset Limited” service, but it only came to town three days a week.
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