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Video: Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Optimism

Reconnecting America President & CEO John Robert Smith was in Mobile, AL, this week to address the Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Summit. At the summit Smith was interviewed by Ron Reams of NüzzApp, a Gulf Coast regional news website.


Smith is the former Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, and a long‐time leader on behalf of passenger rail. He is co‐chairman of Transportation for America, a former Chairman of Amtrak’s board, and a former member of the transportation committees of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, as well as former co‐chairman of the National Forum on the Future of Passenger Rail.