State wants train from Baton Rouge to New Orleans

POSTED: Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:23pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

The state is working on plans to create passenger railroad service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans once again.
Transportation officials say they're asking for $300 million from the federal government to launch it.
Riders would pay $10 each way between both cities.
Officials say that would help cover the $18 million a year it would cost to run the train.
Commuters say the passenger rail would help with traffic congestion.