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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:00am

Could Rail Connect Atlanta To Charlotte?

Updated: 1 year ago.
Georgia transportation officials are planning to hold public meetings on proposed rail service between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. There are six potential corridor route alternatives. Officials say others may also be evaluated if they're identified during agency and public scoping meetings. (Photo Courtesy of Wesley Fryer via Flickr.)

Georgia transportation officials are planning to hold public meetings on proposed rail service between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C.

State Department of Transportation officials say the Atlanta to Charlotte passenger rail corridor would be an extension of the southeast high-speed rail corridor that is under development from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. It would go southeast from Charlotte through parts of South Carolina and into Atlanta.

There are six potential corridor route alternatives. Officials say others may also be evaluated if they're identified during agency and public scoping meetings.

The public meetings are set for: June 4 in Suwanee, Ga.; June 5 in Greer, S.C.; and June 6 in Charlotte. A virtual meeting will also be available on the project website from June 4 through July 4.