May 2, 2020 - -

More money has been awarded to restoring a passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Mississippi’s U.S. congressmen announced Friday.

A $5.45 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to the Southern Rail Commission will support operating costs for the first three years of train service.

Amtrak would provide two daily round trips from New Orleans to Mobile, with stops in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi and Pascagoula.

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