Southern mayors to meet about restoring coastal train service | Mississippi Press

Mayors and other officials from Florida to Louisiana will be in Alabama this week for a conference to discuss restoring passenger train service in the region.

The service from Jacksonville, Fla., to New Orleans was at one time part of Amtrak's Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to Jacksonville. It was discontinued after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 wreaked havoc in the area, destroying lives and damaging homes, businesses and railroad tracks...

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