City leaders see it as a key to generating tourism dollars and helping make hope a destination for visitors. The city reportedly faced obstacles when it came to funding and design for the $250,000 project, but Director Paul Henley says the city stuck with it.
The hope is to have trains in service by July 15 with two stops. There will be one in the morning and one at night.Funding for the project came from a variety of sources, including local and state agencies as well as Amtrak.
Locals are expected to benefit by having one more option to visit family in cities across Arkansas and Texas.