White to chair rail commission

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2015

Greg White has been elected chairman of the Southern Rail Commission.

The SRC engages and informs public and private rail interests to support and influence southeast rail initiatives.

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The Commission was founded in June of 1982 by the 97th Congress which enabled the formation of an interstate rail compact, which was subsequently approved by the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama legislatures. The Southern Rail Commission is compromised of governor-appointed commissioners from each member state.

“I am honored and humbled to assume the chairmanship of this critical organization,” White said. “The Commission has made an enormous amount of progress in recent years and I look forward to continuing our advocacy of comprehensive passenger rail as a driver of economic resilience and quality of life for communities across the Southeast United States.”

Gov. Bob Riley appointed White to the commission in 2010. He served as vice chairman prior to this election.