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Saturday, March 24, 2012

FEC plans its return to passenger service

A day and a half ago, FEC announced that it was getting back into the people carrying business.


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I'm no longer speechless, but I'm still pleasantly surprised that the Class II railroad has done this. Previously, I suggested that FEC would eventually tire of Amtrak and the Florida DOT dragging their feet--the former still demanding no-fault liability and the state continuing to slack off--and implement passenger service themselves.


Who knows what will become of the proposed Amtrak FEC service? Perhaps, the people in D.C. will be more motivated to implement that route since FEC is planning to serve Orlando before Jacksonville since the Class II will take a westward detour. How about the state? Maybe, this private venture will force Tallahassee officials to seriously consider corridor service.

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