Watch: New Orleans-Baton Rouge Inspection Trip

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Among the officials participating in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans passenger rail inspection trip were (pictured left to right): Kansas City Southern President and CEO Pat Ottensmeyer, who supplied the train; Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner; Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel; Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards; Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson; and FRA Administrator Amit Bose. (Amtrak Photo by Tom Davidenko)

Among the officials participating in the Baton Rouge-New Orleans passenger rail inspection trip were (pictured left to right): Kansas City Southern President and CEO Pat Ottensmeyer, who supplied the train; Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner; Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel; Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards; Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson; and FRA Administrator Amit Bose. (Amtrak Photo by Tom Davidenko)

Amtrak’s proposal to launch Baton Rouge-to-New Orleans service advanced April 20 with a rail line inspection trip taken by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner, and other federal, state and railroad officials.

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