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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:18 PM

Birmingham Amtrak train station gets $250,000 grant for 'seamless connections for travelers'

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Birmingham Amtrak train station gets $250,000 grant for ‘seamless connections for travelers’

Updated: 6:31 p.m. | Published: 6:31 p.m.
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By Mary Perez The Sun Herald (TNS) and Tribune Media Services

Three Coast cities will see improvements to their train stations ahead of Amtrak service that could return in early 2022.

Southern Rail Commission announced Monday the grants for South Mississippi:

— Bay St. Louis — $270,000

— Gulfport — $246,500

— Pascagoula — $186,838

Birmingham will receive $250,000.

“Birmingham is a central transport hub in the South, and we fully understand the vitality that investments in transit-oriented development can bring,” said SRC Secretary and Alabama Commissioner Stephen McNair.

“Birmingham’s project will create seamless connections for travelers between long distance passenger rail and local transit service through its beautiful multimodal station.”

The grants require an equal local match invested in the project.

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