Light Rail in Louisiana?

POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Stimulus dollars could help fund something that's been talked about for decades here in Louisiana.

A rail system between Baton Rouge and New Orleans would fall into a federally designated rail corridor that could be built with stimulus money.

Nationally, $8 billion is up for grabs, but the competition is stiff.

Louisiana has a few things working in its favor, since the tracks for a rail line are already in place. They just need some upgrades.