The 509 steam engine train sits in Macon's Central City Park as it has for decades. The Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah is negotiating with Macon-Bibb to bring her east. But Macon park leaders are torn by the prospect of losing the train.
Georgia transportation officials are collecting feedback this month for a study on a high-speed train. It would run between Atlanta and Charlotte. It’s the latest in a string of rail proposals, many of which have been shelved.
City leaders have been pushing for regional train service for the west Georgia city. Today's meeting will include speakers with knowledge of passenger rail and experience in bringing it back to viability. City leaders in Columbus have said that having high-speed rail service to their city is one of their top priorities.