The SRC engages and informs public and private rail interests to support and influence Southeast rail initiatives.

Vision

The Southern Rail Commission will promote the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods to enhance economic development along rail corridors; provide transportation choices; and facilitate emergency evacuation routes.

The Southern Rail Commission is leading the effort to connect the South with comprehensive railways. We know that rail can help synergize our economies, make our cities more resilient in the face of natural disasters, provide residents with more transit options and drive new industrial investment.
— Knox Ross, Mississippi Commissioner

Goals + Objectives

  • Provide transportation choices for the people we serve
  • Promote the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods to enhance economic development along rail corridors
  • Engage local decision makers.
  • Facilitate emergency evacuation routes
  • Pursue funding for planning and implementation
  • Support state departments of transportation