Georgia Transportation and Development
Here are links to transportation-related organizations in Georgia:
Atlanta Regional Commission: The regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county metro Atlanta area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta.
Georgia Association of Railroad Passengers is an independent, volunteer, non-profit corporation that advocates rail service as part of a balanced passenger transportation system for Georgia.
Georgia Department of Transportation: The state’s transportation authority.
Georgia’s Railroad History and Heritage traces the state’s railroad history from it’s beginning to the present. It also includes photographs of every rail depot in the state.
Marta: Metro Atlanta’s commuter rail system.
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber provides a variety of news and information about transportation in Georgia.
Middle Georgia Regional Commission: Located in Macon, MGRC is one of 12 regional planning and development agencies serving local governments in the state of Georgia. The MGRC provides services in the areas of planning, public administration, economic development, aging services and information technology.
Rail transportation is gaining attention around the country. Here are some resources where you can learn more:
All Aboard Washington is a consumer-oriented, rail advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of passenger and freight rail transportation in the state of Washington.
California High Speed Rail Authority is the governing authority of the country’s most ambitious high-speed rail initiative.
Center for Transportation Excellence is a non-partisan policy research center created to serve the needs of communities and transportation organizations nationwide. The purpose of the center and this website is to provide research materials, strategies and other forms of support on the benefits of public transportation.
Florida High Speed Rail is a site operated by The Florida Rail Enterprise, the agency responsible for planning, constructing, maintaining, operating and promoting the state’s high-speed rail system.
The Light Rail Now Project is an educational enterprise designed to support efforts both within North America and worldwide to develop and improve light rail transit (LRT) and other rail transit and mass transportation systems.
North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Rail Division provides information on existing and future rail service in the state.
North Carolina Railroad Company actively seeks projects that will improve passenger and freight rail and help communities reach their economic potential.
The U.S. High Speed Rail Association is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing a state-of-the-art national high-speed rail network.