Amtrak is America's rail passenger service.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Tallahassee was a station stop on Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which ran from Orlando through Jacksonville and then west to Los Angeles. At the time it was the only truly trans-continental passenger train our country had ever had, in the sense that you could travel from coast to coast without changing trains. Katrina damaged track east of New Orleans. Afterward Amtrak decided to limit the Sunset Limited route to New Orleans-Los Angeles, cutting off Tallahassee and all of Florida.

Currently Tallahassee has an Amtrak station, but no trains.

There is a move to restore Amtrak service to Tallahassee. For more about this see the information on the National Association of Railroad Passengers Web site.

Congressman Steve Southerland, who represents our area, is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. His Web page makes no mention of Amtrak.