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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 - RailwayAge.com - 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 - WLOX.com - 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 - SunHerald.com - 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 - apr.org / railpassengers.org  - 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 - BigEasyMagazine.com - 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 - al.com - 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...

Within 24 months: passenger rail service returning to Gulf Coast

June 8th, 2019
June 7, 2019 - al.com - By John Sharp | jsharp@al.com Amtrak is expected to return to the Gulf Coast within 24 months, linking a new passenger rail between New Orleans and Mobile. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., announced Friday the awarding of a $33...

CSX to sell rail line between Pensacola and Jacksonville - what's it mean for restoring Gulf Coast passenger service?

November 18th, 2018
November 15, 2018 - pnj.com - Railroad giant CSX plans to sell 373 miles of track between Pensacola and Jacksonville to Florida Gulf and Atlantic Railroad, a subsidiary of Boca Raton-based Rail USA. The deal was made public as part of a filing with...

Alabama Gov turns thumbs down on Gulf Coast passenger rail restoration

June 22nd, 2018
June 21, 2018 - al.com - Governor goes against recommendation of her Southern Rail Commission appointees Cities more needs for highways and port even though airport authority likes idea In a setback for supporters hoping to see passenger rail service return...

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