THE BATON ROUGE TO NEW ORLEANS CORRIDOR IS GROWING.
IT NEEDS A 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO ACCOMMODATE AND PROMOTE THAT EXPANSION.
The proposal to connect the corridor with intercity passenger rail is widely supported by residents, local leaders and the business community alike. Passenger rail will allow people to opt out of traffic congestion and work or relax during their trip. It will attract talent and connect businesses to that talent. It can also provide an additional method of evacuation in case of an emergency. Commencing this service will take strong leadership from the governor and legislature, but it will also generate economic returns and transportation benefits that the region will enjoy for generations. This document explains the process for starting intercity passenger rail service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and the steps that must be taken to do so.