- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are pushing for daily rail service between New Orleans and Houston.

Amtrak’s Sunset Limited Passenger Rail Line runs three times a week from New Orleans to Houston with stops in Schriever, New Iberia, Lafayette and Lake Charles

Jeffrey Leuenberger, a senior planner with Lafourche Parish, tells The Courier () government and private-sector officials are solidifying a coalition to show interest in expanding the service.

The Lafourche and Terrebonne parish councils passed resolutions to join the coalition and support a feasibility study for the expanded service.

According to Amtrak’s figures, there were roughly 1,800 passengers serviced by the Schriever stop in 2013.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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