Baton Rouge to New Orleans Passenger Rail Gubernatorial Briefing Book released

Commissioned by the Southern Rail Commission, the Gubernatorial Briefing Book is designed to outline the critical steps to achieving passenger rail in the Super Region corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans for the Louisiana gubernatorial candidates and state legislators.

The 5-step plan clearly showcases how Louisiana's state leadership can efficiently mobilize the effort to make rail a viable transportation alternative for the hundreds of thousands of commuters, tourists and industries that travel the heavily used portion of I-10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

The key steps include:

  • Designate funding for capital expenses and operating support
  • Plan the service
  • Negotiate an operating agreement in conjunction with the railroads
  • Conduct capital work
  • Prepare for service

PRESS COVERAGE ON the Briefing Book:

New Orleans City Business

Transportation for America blog

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