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Urging support for Gulf Coast Rail Service

Mississippi U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is urging support for the Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service. On Thursday, Senator Wicker shared his support for the restoration of passenger rail services along the Gulf Coast in a letter sent to the…

AMTRAK to complete platform repairs on Gulf Coast Stations

Amtrak announced today that they will make upgrades to rail platforms in coastal cities ahead of the restoration of passenger rail service. Today, Dr. David Handera, Amtrak Vice President of Stations and Accessibility, made the following remarks at the quarterly…

Mobile City Council supports Amtrak restoration

The long-awaited Amtrak service is one step closer to being back on the Coast. In Mobile, the City Council, by a vote of 6 to 1, approved a letter of support to the transportation department for a federal grant to…

Mobile is On Board: Amtrak Vote Passes

The long-awaited Amtrak service is one step closer to being back on the Gulf Coast after Mobile City Council voted to approve the project Tuesday evening. News 25 Today's Gabby Easterwood shared this live report with the latest news on…

Mobile City Council supports Amtrak restoration

The long-awaited Amtrak service is one step closer to being back on the Coast. In Mobile, the City Council, by a vote of 6 to 1, approved a letter of support to the transportation department for a federal grant to…

Mobile pushes back Amtrak vote

Our Coast has been inching closer and making efforts to bring an Amtrak system back that would run through our area connecting Mobile and New Orleans. Yesterday at Mobile’s City Council meeting the vote was pushed yet again. They have…

Passenger rail service back on track for the Coast

The project to bring Amtrak back to South Mississippi is back on track. This afternoon, representatives from the Southern Rail Commission told the Biloxi City Council the funds for the project are close to being secured. The near $50 million…

Restoring Gulf Coast passenger rail service

The Southern Rail Commission hosted a press conference this afternoon at the Gulfport Train Depot to announce results from a study analyzing the economic benefits of introducing a passenger rail service to the Mississippi Coast. Southern Rail Commission has been…