Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corp.): Restore Full Service to The Sunset Limited

Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corp.): Restore Full Service to The Sunset Limited

    1. Gene Arenson
    2. Petition by

      Gene Arenson

      Margate, FL

Railroads, both freight and passenger are an integral part of the Nation’s transportation infrastructure network and vital to our economic competitiveness. Passenger rail service provides both a vital and necessary link between cities across the U.S. both far and wide. Intercity passenger rail service is primarily provided by Amtrak.

After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and left the area devasted; Amtrak rail service from New Orleans east to Florida was disrupted and suspended to this day. However, CSX whose tracks they run on were up and running in months. Amtrak made a decision not to resume service to Orlando, Florida. Other cities that also have not seen passenger service since, include Tallahassee and Pensacola FL, Mobile AL and Biloxi, MS to name a few.

We call upon Amtrak to restore full service back to The Sunset Limited. Eight (8) years is long enough, the people want the service back.

During FY2011, the Sunset Limited carried nearly 100,000 passengers, an increase of 8.8% over FY2010, and the train had a total revenue of $11,138,286, an 11.8% increase over FY2010.

Restore Full Service to The Sunset Limited

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    Reasons for signing

    • Billy Cooper ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 month ago

      relatives in central Florida, and the future of our children to see our great South East via rail !

    • Christopher Hayward GLENDALE, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      There are three reasons. # 1. The AMTRAK SUNSET Limited train service, was the only line that offered travel across our nation from coast to coast. No other train line offers that. # 2. If God forbids a huge war should break out. Just as in World War II , a coast to coast train service would be vital to our nation's national defense. # 3. It would help those areas of our nation that have dealt with high rates of poverty. So reopening this section of the Sunset limited would prove to have countless reasons to help our nation and it's humble people. Let us start this now ! Our Federal Government need not wait any further to get this done.

    • Rachel Smith SAN CLEMENTE, CA
      • 6 months ago

      cus it is

    • Gail Brant WEST PALM BEACH, FL
      • 6 months ago

      We just moved here from West Palm Beach and I am surprised there is no train in any of the towns like Madison, Lake City, or even Tallahassee ? Train service would be a great alternative to making the long drive down south.

    • Tim Garrett NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 7 months ago

      The loss if east-bound service from New Orleans has been a real hardship on my family and many other prospective and long-time Amtrak riders.


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