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Written Statement of Administrator Amitabha Bose on Behalf of the U.S. DOT and FRA Before the Surface Transportation Board on Restoration of Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service

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Federal Railroad Administration
Gulf Coast, Amtrak
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

We appreciate the Board’s consideration of Amtrak’s application to re-start passenger service along the Gulf Coast by adding two daily round-trip trains between Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans.  In DOT’s view, the Board’s decision here will have far-reaching implications beyond the Gulf Coast.  The outcome of this proceeding will be pivotal to the future development of intercity passenger rail in this country.  

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