Proponents say passenger rail from New Orleans to Baton Rouge gaining momentum

The effort to develop a passenger rail line linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge could be gaining momentum.

The topic came up Wednesday during the 10th annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge.

Knox Ross, secretary-treasurer of the Southern Rail Commission, an agency set up to promote rail service, said the cities that are succeeding and growing have made tremendous commitments to rail.

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