Grant money could help passenger trains return to Gulf Coast

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Grant money recently approved by Congress could help passenger trains see a comeback along the U.S. Gulf Coast between Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The $1.3 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through September includes grant money that would aid plans to restore passenger train service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, The Sun Herald reported.

"We have a unique opportunity," said Knox Ross, vice chairman of the Southern Rail Commission.

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