Rail Authority of East Mississippi watches $1 million earmark for Waynesboro-Lucedale link

The Rail Authority of East Mississippi has $1 million in a congressional appropriation for the proposed rail link from Waynesboro to Lucedale, but there is a problem, according to the authority’s executive director.

“This would be one of those nasty old ‘earmarks’ that everybody talks about that really aren’t as bad as people think they are,” said Geoffrey Clark, executive director of the authority. 

The money through the Federal Highway Administration was requested by Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, he said.