Amtrak Facing Rural Backlash Over Proposal to Cut Long-Distance Routes

A Video Report By Jason Bellini, The Wall Street Journal; July 16, 2019 Amtrak’s proposals for altering or eliminating some…

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Fact-finding session planned in Mobile, Alabama for coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; July 6, 2019 A one-way ticket price for riding on a state-supported Amtrak train similar to…

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Mobile, Alabama hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 25, 2019 Mobile city officials put the brakes Tuesday to a resolution requesting that Gov.…

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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…

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Governor Kay Ivey says more info needed before Alabama commits money to Amtrak

By The Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News; June 9, 2019 MOBILE — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said she needs more information…

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Memphis-bound Amtrak City of New Orleans passengers evacuate burning bus in Louisiana

By Luke Jones, News Channel 3 CBS WREG; March 1, 2019 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. – A chartered…

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National Transportation Safety Board: Enough blame to go around for Biloxi, Mississippi CSX freight train and tour bus crash

By TANYA SNYDER, With help from Mary Lee and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2018 ENOUGH BLAME TO…

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One less Iowa Pacific railroad: Christmas Town train railroad sold

By Jason Bolton, Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal; August 8, 2018 A regional railroad that serves the Memphis market has…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Southern Rail Commission apologizes, while former member continues to attack Alabama governor

By John Sharp, AL.com; June 28, 2018 The head of the Southern Rail Commission apologized to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday…

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Opinion: Train service just isn’t arriving at the right time for Gulf Coast

By The Editorial Board, Sun Herald; June 24, 2018 This particular iteration of proposed passenger service is not the big…

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Alabama, Mississippi Refuse Money for Amtrak Resumption

By The Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; June 22, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Plans to resume passenger…

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Mississippi: Amtrak ticketing window at Meridian Union Station to close

By Whitney Downard, The Meridian Star; May 7, 2018 Amtrak, which offers service twice a day from Union Station, will…

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Texas: Advocacy groups voice objection to elimination of staffing at Marshall Depot

By Caleb Brabham, The Marshall News Messenger; May 2, 2018 Railway advocacy groups in Harrison County and Marshall issued a…

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Amtrak’s City of New Orleans to stop in Marks, Mississippi

From The Delta Business Journal; April 30, 2018 The “City of New Orleans Route” passenger Amtrak service from Chicago to…

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In a car culture, trains like ‘The Crescent’ holding on in Alabama

By Beth Thames, AL.com; April 5, 2018 I’ve always loved trains, even when they’re unpredictable. The train from Birmingham to…

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Top U.S. Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

By Arit John, Bloomberg Politics; February 10, 2018 Heath Hall has resigned as a top official with the Federal Railroad…

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Mississippi village says it’s owed almost a half century of back taxes from Canadian National Railway

By Justin Vicory, Clarion Ledger; December 24, 2017 The Canadian National railway snakes through cities, towns and villages in Mississippi as…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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Norfolk Southern begins Hurricane Nate recovery in Louisiana, Mississippi

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 9, 2017 Norfolk Southern Railway has begun recovery efforts to restore service to areas affected…

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