Baton Rouge to NOLA rail service study due by year’s end

by • November 21, 2013 • Construction, Economic Development, Public Development, TransportationComments (0)1384

A study to determine the feasibility of operating passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and how to finance the project should be completed by the end of the year.

Plans are for the rail line to start near downtown Baton Rouge, around Florida Boulevard or Government Street, then make a stop either on Essen Lane or Bluebonnet Boulevard.

The rail line will also make stops in Gonzales or Sorrento; in LaPlace; at Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner; in Jefferson Parish, possibly near Zephyr Field; and at an undetermined New Orleans location before stopping at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, Basilica said.

The real estate experts and economic development officials in both cities expect the rail line to have a large economic impact on transit-oriented real estate development and jobs throughout the region.

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