Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Charlotte connection?

11 Alive reports that
A study is underway to consider connecting Atlanta to Charlotte through high speed rail. ... The money for the study is covered by a Federal Railroad Administration grant that was matched by GDOT. At this time, there is no money earmarked to pay for building the rail line.  Read the rest @ 11alive.com
The GA Department of Transportation has additional information in its Atlanta to Charlotte Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan page, such as project need and purpose, corridor history, study process, project schedule, FAQs, public scoping meetings (June 4 in Suwanne, GA), and a study area map that shows the potential routes being studied:

Study area map, via http://www.dot.ga.gov/travelingingeorgia/rail/AtlantatoCharlotte/Pages/StudyArea.aspx
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