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.