Top Headlines: Warrior Met has “Continuity Plans’, Amtrak Long-Term Plan Sees More Routes in Alabama

Warrior Met has ‘continuity plans’
Amid a strike of 1,100 mine workers, Warrior Met Coal says it has “continuity plans” in place, though the company did not specify what those plans are. Members of the United Mine Workers of America have been on strike at Warrior Met since Thursday night. –

Survey: 90% say solving traffic congestion one key to Mobile’s economic future
In a poll of Mobile and Baldwin county residents, 90% of those surveyed said solving traffic congestion in the area is very important or somewhat important for economic development.  The poll by the Coastal Alabama Partnership found that about 86% of respondees rated traffic congestion on the Bayway and in the Wallace Tunnel as bad or very bad during peak travel times. – Alabama Political Reporter

Amtrak long-term plan sees more routes in Alabama
Amtrak’s 2035 vision plan – adding at least 30 new routes and expanding its 20 existing routes – includes new and expanded routes out of Montgomery and Birmingham. One proposed new route would connect Montgomery and Atlanta. In addition, the plan calls for more frequent trips from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Birmingham.  – The Sacramento Bee

MAPCO opens first store in Birmingham market
MAPCO has entered the Birmingham-Hoover gas station/convenience store market with a location in Inverness. At 5,000 square feet, it’s MAPCO’s largest location and the first to utilize a new look.  – Hoover Sun

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