Under the Trump budget proposal to cut Amtrak funding, Florida stands to lose long-distance services, including three routes — the auto train from Orlando to Washington, D.C., and two New York-to-Miami trains.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is supporting continued Amtrak funding; however, at a recent White House meeting about infrastructure, Gov. Rick Scott did not support Amtrak in Florida. Floridians and visitors to the state need to have suitable access to rail travel.
Cynthia Harnist, Plantation