Mayor: Train link to Savannah would fuel economy
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November 28, 2012 12:09 PM | 355 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

HAPEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — 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.



Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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