No. They will not be running it to SAS. it will be a purely NOL - ORL service. There is already a train that runs to SAS. Just making it daily should be the first project. Please stop thinking up various schemes for mucking up something that we are close to getting in the bag.
Besides the very reason why they want a local train covering just the four states is defeated by extending it to anywhere else.
There is a separate effort in the works for what was called the "Crescent Star", the Meridien to Fort Worth section off of the Crescent. But that is not as far along as the Gulf Coast effort. As for Sunset Limited, I get the sense that the politics of it is more complicated and no one wants to touch it with a ten foot barge pole at this time.
Edited by jis, 05 May 2016 - 03:15 PM.