ACTION ALERT! Mobile City Council Votes Tomorrow (Feb 4th)
February 3, 2020
I want to personally thank you for your continued efforts in helping us and the Southern Rail Commission bring passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast. Your calls and letters to the Mobile City Council over the last month have made an impact. Tomorrow is the day we have all been waiting for. The Council will finally vote whether or not to endorse a resolution committing financial support toward the restoration of Amtrak service - $3.048 million over three years in potential matching funds that will be combined with federal grant monies and similar funding from Mississippi and Louisiana to help pay operational costs of a route that will connect daily train service connecting New Orleans, Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and Mobile.
We have one final ask! If you live in Mobile, or can be there tomorrow - please attend this pivotal meeting and show the Council and the media just how passionate the rail advocacy community is.
The meeting will take place at: 205 Government Street in Mobile starting at 10 am central.
If you can not be there in person, you can watch along through the official city livestream.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Rail Passengers Field Coordinator
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"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.