By Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Leaders out of the seven parishes from Baton Rouge to New Orleans joined Wednesday (Sept. 16) to voice support for a proposed passenger rail line connecting the state's two largest cities -- with stops along the way...
State Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans... said a passenger rail would help relieve congestion on Interstate 10, connect communities and provide better access via affordable transportation to health care and other amenities.
Moreover, he said, a passenger rail would provide better access to new jobs added along the corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge as part of the industrial development renaissance occurring in the parishes there.
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