Senator urges Amtrak management, board, to get out and ride

The most important part of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s trip to help dedicate Amtrak’s new stop for the City of New Orleans in northwest Mississippi, 67 miles south of Memphis, began when he boarded the northbound train at Greenwood, Miss., May 4.

“We haven’t told the story as well as we could,” the Mississippi Republican tells Trains News Wire in an exclusive interview after the speeches and ribbon cutting, “but let me just tell you that trainload of folks that we rode with from Greenwood to Marks was amazing. This is America going where they need to go at a reasonable rate.”

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