Southern Rail Commisssion and Amtrak layout next steps for gulf coast passenger rail service: Three days of meetings in four states

Southern Rail Commission (SRC) and Amtrak are hosting meetings in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to update stakeholders on progress made since they operated an inspection train tour across the Gulf Coast route in Feb. 2016 and to share the next steps necessary to bring new Amtrak service to reality.

Meetings will be held in Jacksonville, Live Oak and Marianna, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; Gulfport, Miss.; and New Orleans.

A hashtag of #yallaboard will be used by participants and the public can follow along on the SRC’s feed on Twitter @SouthernRailCms.

Apr. 11:

Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m., North Florida Transportation Planning Organization; 980 N. Jefferson St.
Live Oak, 1:30 p.m.; 208 N. Ohio Ave.

Apr. 12:

Marianna, 10 a.m., 2875 Caledonia St. Alabama:
Mobile, 4 p.m., Government Plaza, Multi- Purpose Room; 205 Government St.

Apr. 13:

Gulfport, 10 a.m., City Hall,
2309 15th St.

New Orleans, 2:30 p.m. Regional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Blvd.

All times local. Download meeting agenda here. Download full text media advisory here.

These meetings will be open to news media, please contact Amtrak or SRC:

Amtrak Contact: Marc Magliari 312 544.5390

SRC Contact: Rachel DiResto 225 389-7250