MAYOR REEVES WANTS AMTRAK BACK — Steve Taylor
Pensacola, FL (NewsRadio 92-3) — Pensacola Mayor D.C. Reeves looks to position the city to pull down more funding from the federal government to make a run at federal funding to restore Amtrak service back to the city after a fifteen-year gap. Reeves said one of the things he learned is if a city wants any part of the more than $66 billion that’s been pledged to expand passenger rail service in the U.S., it needs to be a part of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Corridor Identification and Development Program. The deadline for the city to apply is March 23. If selected, the city will be awarded $500,000 to conduct a Corridor ID study that will determine if it qualifies for part of the $66 billion.