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Amtrak Proposes Passenger Rail Service for Montgomery

FILE – (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) As President Biden released his $2.3 trillion infrastructure improvement plan, Amtrak hopes some of that money will be spent on expanding passenger rail service, including to Montgomery. The president’s plan includes $80 billion for rail. If Congress approves, some of that money would likely go to repairing Amtrak’s existing lines, but there are plans…

Alabama Balks at Funding For Restored Coastal Amtrak Service

Alabama is balking at pledging money to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have to commit almost $35 million total over three years by Thursday to be eligible for the same amount in federal funds that would let Amtrak trains run from New Orleans eastward…

Possible Passenger Railroad Coming to Montgomery

You might have another way to get around the state of Alabama, and that way is by train. It’s all part of a new private passenger rail that’s setting up shop in Montgomery. The goal is to connect cities across the state, like Birmingham, Huntsville, and even as far down south as Pensacola. Amtrak already operates in a small part of…

Amtrak May Return to Mobile

Service from New Orleans to Jacksonville.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Five weeks ago an Amtrak inspection train rolled across South Mississippi for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. On Wednesday, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Uc0OQn) officials met in Biloxi to move along the dream of restoring passenger rail service across the Gulf Coast. Mark Murphy, general manager of long distance service for Amtrak, says lawmakers want…