Eyeing expanded service, Amtrak tests St. Augustine train

04/29/2010 | St. Augustine Record (Fla.), The

Amtrak is running a train to St. Augustine, Fla., as it explores the possibility of a new depot and extended route. It's a test of Floridians' interest in rail travel as the state prepares to build one of the country's first high-speed systems. "We believe that the development of an integrated system of high-speed, corridor and long-distance passenger trains serving Floridians offers one of the best ways to address highway and aviation congestion, protect the environment and enhance economic development," said Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman.

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