Opinion: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail project could hurt Port of Mobile, Alabama economic development

By Sean Ross, Yellowhammer; September 6, 2019

MONTGOMERY — A passenger rail service from Mobile to New Orleans sounds nice, and certainly could have benefits for tourism in areas of the Gulf Coast. However, do these positives actually outweigh the costs and other impacts involved?

This was the subject of spirited debate at Friday’s meeting of the Southern Rail Commission (SRC), with more questions than answers coming to light as far as Alabama is concerned.

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