CSX, Amtrak, & Commuter Rail

Orlando Sentinel reporter Aaron Deslatte has an interesting blog post about Rep. Dennis Ross and Sen. Paula Dockery meeting with Amtrak officials.

Ross said Amtrak was swinging through town at his request to talk about it’s intercity passenger rail program, and was heading to Tampa and Polk County later this week to meet with local officials about the future of passenger rail along the I-4 corridor. Ross said he hoped the meeting tonight at the Governor’s Club could offer alternatives to the $1.1 billion commuter rail deal in Central Florida that involves buying 61 miles of rail line through downtown Orlando from CSX.