La. Governor Favors Starting Rail Service

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he favors providing Amtrak service to Ruston and Monroe and that negotiations are underway with Amtrak and the host railroads.

However, a funding source for the service has not been identified.

“All of our cities, especially Shreveport and Monroe, air service is an issue, bus service is an issue. It’s hard to get anywhere. They need another alternative,” said Southern Rail Commissioner Knox Ross.

The Commission is also involved in efforts to reinstate Amtrak service to Gulf Coast cities that were served by Amtrak’s Sunset Limited until August 2005.

 

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