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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...

Texas Rail Advocates joins Louisiana DOT in support of passenger rail funding to feds

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas Rail Advocates has signed on to a letter of support for the North Louisiana Passenger Rail Plan. The application is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Louisiana Department of...

Three U.S. Senators call for Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta passenger rail service

November 4th, 2022
November 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A trio of U.S. Senators voiced support yesterday to establish passenger rail service in the busy I-20 Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi  corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta.In a meeting of the Southern Rail Commission convening in Monroe,...

Amtrak & Canadian Pacific pledge support for Texas route expansion

January 7th, 2022
January 7, 2022 - TRA Newswire - A long-sought extension of direct passenger service between Dallas and the East Coast got a shot in the arm as Amtrak and Canadian Pacific Railway announced an agreement with Amtrak supporting the proposed combination...

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...

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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