North Georgia lawmaker, Jeff Mullis is a proponent of a rail-line from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He says the state transportation department continues to devise a state rail plan, but funding is the major issue.
Fares for the Atlanta transit system, MARTA, will increase this weekend. Recent budget cuts have caused service changes and several routes to be combined. Transit all over Georgia is suffering from a severe lack of funds and an ailing state economy officials say.