Infrastructure plan could mean more passenger rail service in Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 02, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: April 02, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A spokesman for Amtrak said an expansion of the City of New Orleans service, which connects Chicago and New Orleans with stops in Memphis (as shown here), would be likely under President Joe Biden&rsquo;s&nbsp;$2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.</strong> (Daily Memphian file)

A spokesman for Amtrak said an expansion of the City of New Orleans service, which connects Chicago and New Orleans with stops in Memphis (as shown here), would be likely under President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. (Daily Memphian file)

President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan could result in more passenger trains serving Memphis, but many obstacles would have to be overcome before that might happen.

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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.

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