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  • 30 Oct 2022 10:22 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    Good news! It's on the ballot and votes will be counted. The so-called "No Tax for Tracks" group continues to fight it in court, though.

    Hillsborough passed this referendum previously, but No Tax for Tracks and other groups have been trying to defeat it in the courthouse instead.

    --Jackson McQuigg 

  • 17 Sep 2022 1:23 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    From Miami's Community News:

    --Jackson McQuigg

  • 16 Jul 2022 2:32 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    From the Rail Passengers Association:

    Good news. Amtrak's Silver Meteor is returning to the rails in October:

    Now if we can just get full dining car service with cooked-on-train meals back on the Florida trains!

    --Jackson McQuigg

  • 16 Jul 2022 2:28 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    Good news for those who use Tampa Union Station!

    Plans for major restoration work are progressing, with the City of Tampa issuing this recent RFQ for work at the station:

    We've covered restoration plans for the station before. Friends of Tampa Union Station has worked diligently towards making this renovation work happen.

    --Jackson McQuigg

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