This is not exactly news, but the Sanford groundbreaking is Monday, May, 18.
The new station will include a 600-passenger reception hall and terminal facilities to accommodate expansion of auto train operations in the future.
The facility is getting more than $10 million in federal funding, which will be used to improve the auto train station and create construction jobs in Central Florida.
Yes, I caught it too and the idea of “expansion” could conceivably include a service to the Midwest, but that is pure speculation. Amtrak has a lot on its plate as things stand now.