Wed., November 28, 2012 4:51pm (EST)

Atlanta Mayor Talks High-Speed Rail
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

HAPEVILLE, Ga.  —  
The mayor said it's too soon to draft a timetable for the rail link, saying the first step is to start a public conversation. (photo Matt Johnson)
The mayor said it's too soon to draft a timetable for the rail link, saying the first step is to start a public conversation. (photo Matt Johnson)
Atlanta's mayor said he's interested in exploring the idea of a high-speed train that would link the city with Savannah.

Morris News Service reports that Mayor Kasim Reed compared the potential of a new train line to creation of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport years ago.

It is now the world's busiest passenger airport.

Reed's comments came after a ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of Porsche's North American headquarters near the airport.

The mayor said it's too soon to draft a timetable for the rail link, saying the first step is to start a public conversation.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said at the same event that he's focused on is dealing with traffic congestion on streets and highways in metro Atlanta.