Hearing this week on proposed railroad abandonment
Published: October 16,2011
Attorney General Jim Hood has joined the chorus of people asking the federal Surface Transportation Board to hold a public hearing on Grenada Railway’s plans to abandon a stretch of rail from Grenada to Canton.
Hood asked the STB that the hearing be held in Grenada so stakeholders on the line could air their grievances.
Hood’s plea to the STB followed one by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Mike Tagert, whose northern district includes a significant portion of the targeted line, said abandonment could have an adverse effect on that area’s ability to attract new economic development.
“We’ll no longer have rail service…
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