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Public transportation changes due to Hurricane Idalia impacting Florida

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Amtrak announces changes and cancellations in routes to and from Florida due to Hurricane Idalia, which is expected to make landfall the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2023.

On Tuesday, some Central Florida transportation lines announced changes and cancellations due to Hurricane Idalia.

All LYNX transportation services will be off the roads by tonight at 11 p.m., Director of Communications Matt Friedman said in an email. ACCESS LYNX will operate life sustaining trips only.

Friedman also said another update with specific details will be made public later today at 4 p.m. Any updates will be posted on the company's website and social media pages.

"Road Rangers will patrol I-4 until Central Florida reaches sustained winds of 35 mph, at which time they will be pulled off the street and return when it is deemed safe," Friedman said.

Sunrail posted it is suspending all train services across the Central Florida area as of today and until further notice. The company will alert passengers via its website and social media pages when services resume.

Amtrak routes to and from Florida have also been canceled as of today and through the storm tomorrow. The train company also cancelled 12 routes on the east coast within the state, running through Orlando and Miami.

Operations for Brightline and the Florida EastCoast Railway are not being disrupted.

Lillian Hernández Caraballo is a Report for America corps member.

Lillian (Lilly) Hernández Caraballo is a bilingual, multimedia journalist covering housing and homelessness for WMFE, as a Report for America corps member.
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