Amtrak

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 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…

Passenger rail services on the Coast

Senator Roger Wicker questioned two nominees for the Surface Transportation Board about their commitment to improving on-time passenger rail service in the United States and other rail transport concerns. Wicker’s first question highlighted concerns raised by Amtrak President and CEO…

LIVE STREAM: Amtrak Derailment

A high speed Amtrak train has derailed onto an interstate in Pierce County Washington, about 40 miles south of Seattle. These photos shows a section the train dangling from an overpass onto interstate 5. It derailed around 7:40 this morning…

Operation Clear Track

Today Bay St. Louis police officers were stopping drivers in the city, but instead of handing them tickets they were passing out railroad safety cards. As part of Operation Clear Track sponsored by Amtrak, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.,…

Update On Amtrak On The Gulf Coast

Southern Rail Commissioners say we are closer than ever before to restoring an Amtrak passenger service through the gulf coast. It's been a little over a year since Amtrak did a trial run on the tracks from New Orleans to…

Officials Meet to Discuss Amtrak

Scheduling and safety are being cited as the top two tasks for laying the groundwork for Amtrak’s possible return to the Coast. Officials and local leaders from Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties gathered to discuss restoring passenger rail services on…

Amtrak and Truck Crash Kills Three in Flora, MS

An Amtrak train slams into a car in Mississippi, killing a father and his two children. Amtrak officials say the crash happened around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night in the small town of Flora. Police say the 35-year-old father had…

Amtrak Work Session in Biloxi

A series of work sessions along the Gulf Coast to discuss what it will take to bring back Amtrak continues today in Biloxi. The meeting, conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, included about 20 representatives from Amtrak, CSX, the Southern…