Mobile Amtrak Vote
Guy Busby

Passenger rail service between Mobile and New Orleans took a big step forward this week. The Mobile City Council voted to pay up to $3 million to cover some operating costs for the first three years. However, you may not want to get in line to buy a ticket just yet.

“There’s a lot more work to do," said Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliary.

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A railroad company says its freight trains will soon begin traveling at faster speeds through southern Georgia and portions of eastern Alabama.

WALB-TV reports that CSX Transportation plans to increase maximum speeds from 25 mph (40 kph) to 40 mph (64 kph) on its tracks between Waycross, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama. That's a distance of roughly 260 miles (418 kilometers).