Amtrak officials, along with a representative for Senator Bill Nelson, stopped by Live Oak on Tuesday to reassure that the city is at the top of the list of cities being considered for a potential Amtrak stop.
The problem, however, is whether or not the rail between Louisiana and Jacksonville will even happen.
“Once we get the train back, then we can evaluate where there are opportunities to look at other stations,” said Thomas Stennis, government affairs director with Amtrak. “I can tell you this, you guys are number one on that list.”
The Gulf Coast Working Group was made by an act of Congress and is just about finished with its report on the rail. The report is going to indicate what it will take, in terms of investment into CSX’s railroad, to put service back in this part of the country.