Amtrak President visits Mississippi

Amtrak President Joe Boardman will be visiting Mississippi in early April. He will be meeting with the Governor as well as elected and business leaders in Jackson, including SRC Chairman Knox Ross, and with the Mayor of Meridian. T4A Chairman John Robert Smith and SRC Chairman Knox Ross have briefed the Governor’s staff about the current state of play of passenger rail in Mississippi, particularly focusing on the need for passenger rail to fill out the state’s highway/aviation network, as highways are becoming more congested and essential air service is being cut back.