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Passenger Rail Update (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-08

Duration: 00:04:40

Subjects: Transportation | Railroads | Railroad passenger cars


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Arceneaux, Barney Interviewee


This segment from the December 8, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the plans for Amtrak’s passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including seven stops along the route. LeBlanc reports that the state is waiting for $200 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure improvements along the 80-mile corridor. She interviews Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, who discusses his city’s plan to build a new rail station.