On Tuesday, Bexar County Commissioners (San Antonio) took their first step to increase Amtrak's Sunset Limited Routes, out of the Sunset Station downtown.
Currently, Amtrak serves seven areas in Texas three times a week: El Paso, Alpine, Sanderson, Del Rio, San Antonio, Houston and Beaumont.
Three people with the Rail Passengers Association, an organization that represents rail passengers, presented their case to increase routes to county commissioners Tuesday. "By having it daily, it would actually help connect various parts of the state,” a spokesperson with Rail Passengers Association said. “Many of those areas have no other service like airlines or bus services."
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Here is the list of towns and cities that support daily rail service on the Sunset Limited route:
Jefferson County: County Judge: Jeff Branick
City of Orange: Larry Spears, Jr., - Mayor
Mayor of Port Arthur: Derrick Freeman - Mayor
Jasper County: County Judge - Mark Allen
City of Groves: - Brad P. Baily - Mayor
Mayor of Houston: Sylvester Turner – Mayor
City of Flatonia: Bryan Milson – Mayor
City of San Antonio – Ron Nirenberg – Mayor
Bexar County - County Judge Nelson Wolff
City of Del Rio: Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano -Mayor
Del Rio Chamber of Commerce: Mike Wrob – President
Val Verde County: County Judge: Lewis Owens
Terrell County (Sanderson): County Judge – Santiago Flores
City of Alpine: Andy Ramos - Mayor
City of El Paso: Dee Margo - Mayor
Tucson Mayor: Jonathan Rothschild – Mayor
Yuma Arizona Visitors Bureau: Linda Morgan - Executive Director