Last night, the Southern Rail Commission hosted a "Katrina Conversation" on the restoration of passenger rail along the Gulf Coast.
As a part of the ongoing Katrina+10 programming, the panel discussion featured diverse perspectives that illustrated the immense challenges we faced in the wake of the storms and how it's never been more important to bring comprehensive rail back to the Gulf Coast region.
"There’s a widespread amount of support from your [local] governments, from your planning organizations, and from your business community to get the train service back." said Knox Ross, Mayor of Pelahatchie, Mississippi and chairman of the Southern Rail Commission. "And that’s the most important part of this — we have to have local support. Your elected representatives in Washington have to know that this is important.”