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Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

8 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, September 04 2015 Sep 4, 2015 September 04, 2015 4:01 PM September 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: Progressive Railroading

NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum.

Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards took part in the Friday forum in New Orleans.

The four also backed the idea for a new Interstate 10 ramp to accommodate traffic for a new Louis Armstrong Airport terminal that is in the works. Both projects, they said, will need major federal funding. 

The projects are a priority for the Southeast Super Region Committee, a sponsor of the forum along with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Greater New Orleans Inc. 

The forum focused on economic development and infrastructure issues.

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