Megabus recently expanded with a route from New Orleans to Orlando, but officials are hoping that's only the beginning of new ways to get across the Gulf Coast. The Southern Rail Commission recently submitted an application to the feds for grant money to plan a train route between the Crescent City and the City Beautiful.
The Commission is asking for about $1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to plan the rail line, which would bring back service that has been offline since Hurricane Katrina. Prior to 2005, Amtrak's Sunset Limited made stops in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Mobile, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
Probably should wait until Jindal is out of office so we can build one that levitates.