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Southern Rail Commission Chair Knox Ross at Southwestern Rail Conference: Gulf Coast rail this fall, I-20 and others in planning

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -"We've been working on this for ten years and we're almost there", according to Southern Rail Commission Chairman Knox Ross, referring to reestablishing passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to...

Fed grant paves the way for Gulf Coast passenger rail service east of Texas; Baton Rouge-NOL grant turned down

September 22nd, 2023
September 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association -Amtrak service along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Mobile is now assured to return following the announcement of a $178 million dollar grant announced by U.S. Senator Roger...

Amtrak Gulf Coast service expected start in 2023: fed grant seeks almost $179 million for route improvements

December 18th, 2022
December 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast corridor from New Orleans eastward will return in 2023, following an agreement between railroads, ports, cities, the Southern Rail Commission and service provider Amtrak.The non-profit news site Mississippi...

Southern Rail Commission announces agreement for pax trains in Gulf Coast corridor

November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission has announced that an agreement has been brokered between Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX and the Alabama State Port Authority to allow for two daily round trips a day between New...

Amtrak playing hardball with CSX, NS on Gulf Coast service: Files with STB

March 18th, 2021
March 16, 2021 - - In a move that appears to be a pre-emptive strike, Amtrak has asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to intervene on its behalf if CSX and Norfolk Southern don’t cooperate on hosting proposed new service...

Amtrak announces passenger rail service for 2022 on Gulf Coast (spoiler alert: not Texas)

March 7th, 2021
March 5, 2021 - - BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - After last week’s announcement that the passenger rail service would be returning next year to the Gulf Coast, Amtrak is narrowing that timeframe down a bit. On Friday, Amtrak announced that it hopes to...

Gulf Coast gets $5.4 million for new Amtrak passenger trains from New Orleans to Mobile

May 3rd, 2020
May 2, 2020 - - More money has been awarded to restoring a passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Mississippi’s U.S. congressmen announced Friday. A $5.45 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to the Southern Rail Commission will...

Gulf Coast rail 1 step closer: Mobile AL City Council votes to fund Amtrak

February 7th, 2020
February 6, 2020 - /  - Passenger rail service between Mobile and New Orleans took a big step forward this week. The Mobile City Council voted to pay up to $3 million to cover some operating costs for the...

Summer By Rail: Chef Madi Butler Shows How Rail Travel Can Revitalize America

August 4th, 2019
August 1, 2019 - - Improving access to public transit is one of Chef Madi Butler’s passions, and it shows. Having grown up in Kentucky, where public transit access is limited (to say the least), Butler has seen firsthand how...

Mobile council endorses ‘positive’ resolution on Amtrak’s Gulf Coast return

July 12th, 2019
July 9, 2019 - - A “positive” resolution addressing passenger rail service’s return to the Gulf Coast was approved Tuesday by the Mobile, Alabama City Council. The vote came four days before representatives with the Southern Rail Commission are scheduled to...

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