April 19, 2022 - Tylerpaper.com -
Smith County Commissioners agreed to support a proposed Interstate 20 corridor passenger railway route that would extend between major metroplexes.
This proposed Amtrak passenger railway would travel between the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex to Atlanta, Georgia.
“What’s wonderful about this project is that it connects two … of the fastest growing mega regions in the United States right now,” said Christina Anderson, with the I-20 Corridor Council.
The project began in 2006 and the I-20 Corridor Council is now looking to “push it over the goal line,” Anderson said. The project would be a return on investment because there is already an existing track where the extension would occur, she said.