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Alabama, Mississippi refuse to pledge money to resume Amtrak
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Alabama, Mississippi refuse to pledge money to resume Amtrak

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Plans to resume passenger train service on the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina suffered a setback with Alabama and Mississippi refusing money for the project, but a leader of the effort said Friday the project isn’t dead. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi had to pledge almost $35...

Jay Reeves Exclusive: ’93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one
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Jay Reeves Exclusive: ’93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn’t sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged nearby. Miles away,...