WLOX Editorial: Return of passenger train service would bring a nice economic boost

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Passenger train service is moving a little closer to reality now with federal grants of $1.1 million announced for passenger stations in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport and Bay St. Louis.

An Amtrak study suggests more than 150,000 passengers may use the passenger service between Orlando and New Orleans with stops in South Mississippi. If that happens, it will restore service that went away when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

We are glad to see this project moving along. This could be a nice economic boost for the local economy.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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