June 28, 2021 - KTAL/KMSS -

Proponents of closing the passenger rail gap between Marshall, Texas and Meridian, Mississippi are optimistic that some of the billions in the Biden administration’s infrastructure push could finally make the long-sought connection between Fort Worth and Atlanta a reality, and it would run right through North Louisiana along the I-20 corridor.

“Administrations have talked about infrastructure for 20 years, but no one has done anything about it,” said I-20 Corridor Council Chair Richard Anderson. “The present administration – and apparently, there is some bipartisan support, Democrat and Republican – for an infrastructure bill, which would include about $66 billion – that’s billion with a B – for Amtrak. And what we hope to do is to be able to tap into that in order to be able to create a traveling alternative for people.”

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