Tag: amtrak

Peter SchorschFebruary 2, 2018

Republican state Rep. Joe Gruters landed an appointment from the Trump Administration Thursday to serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors through October 2022. The Sarasota accountant served as co-chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Florida, and the move appears to have paid dividends. Gruters took to Twitter shortly after the announcement, saying he […]

Associated PressJanuary 27, 2016

Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks. The Southern Rail Commission announced recently that the so-called “Inspection Train” will include 14 stops in four states, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 4, 2015

David Plouffe, President Barack Obama‘s 2008 campaign manager, says the lasting popularity of Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson shows that “the old (political) rules don’t apply” anymore. Plouffe, now chief adviser to the Uber ride-hailing service, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program Wednesday. Trump, the real estate tycoon-turned-reality TV star, and Carson, a retired […]


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