U.S., Alabama: Mobile hops aboard Amtrak support by endorsing Gulf Coast rail commitment

By John Sharp, AL.com; February 4, 2020

With a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Mobile City Council hopped on board with its support of Amtrak service by committing around $3 million starting in the year 2023 so that passenger trains can run between the Port City and New Orleans.

But advocates for restoring the rail service along the Gulf Coast stressed that more work is needed – close to $2.2 million must be committed to improve infrastructure, and a train station will have to be built.

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