The Southern Rail Commission is pleased to announce that it has engaged Transportation for America to provide strategic consulting services to help the Commission identify opportunities at the federal level to support expanded passenger rail service in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, business, and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions.
“Transportation for America is a nationally-recognized leader in advising local and regional organizations on how to develop and advance transportation solutions that provide strong return on investment and spur economic growth,” said Knox Ross, SRC Chairman. “I am confident that this new partnership will help the SRC move passenger rail forward in the Southeast.”
Led by Chairman John Robert Smith, former Mayor of Meridian, MS and former Chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Transportation for America brings a team of experts with years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Senate and House, and various local and regional transportation agencies.