Amtrak attempting to revive Gulf Coast line more than a decade after Katrina

By Charles Watson, Fox News; June 19, 2019

GULFPORT, Miss. – Despite decreased ridership, Amtrak is actively working to revive its northern Gulf Coast train service between New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. The service could prove to a real benefit for the region, but there are plenty of hurdles to overcome before the line materializes.

Amtrak’s initiative recently received $33 million in grant money from the federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program to help cover about half of the cost of the $65 million regional Gulf Coast line, which would run through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

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