I believe the plans for a rail system from Athens to Atlanta would be extremely beneficial. Having that rail line would greatly reduce the amount automobiles traveling during peak hours, it which will reduce pollution and accidents.
Please let officials/politicians know there are so many of us who would love to travel to & through Georgia via passenger rail. I grew up in Jesup & my family enjoys visiting Atlanta, Jekyll, St Simons Islands & to Jacksonville too. Our family no longer flies & we are very tired of the freeway system & all the congestion that goes with it. Please help our voices get heard & start getting passenger train service to & through Georgia now!
West Chester, Ohio
Comment by Philip Denison — October 8, 2013 @ 2:07 pm
Being a frequent traveler to the northeast, I’m definitely all for the new (Atlanta to Charlotte)
high-speed rail line. In my opinion, this route would be more feasible than the other few routes that were up for discussion. The Charlotte route would connect you to the big cities in the northeast such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City etc… Atlanta to Birmingham would probably be a great addition as well for passengers either heading points west or coming from points west. With Atlanta being the transportation mecca of the southeast and having the busiest airport in the world, the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia could only benefit from such an awaited progress in the new modernized transportation era. Georgia is not only the best place to do business but it’s a great travel destination. I’ve been in Georgia for nearly 15 years and have come across a lot of people who are from the Carolinas as well as northeastern cities, probably more than any other regions in the country. This would be a great way to connect people to their family and friends by faster means than Amtrak. I’m all for it.