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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Columbus Consolidated Government, Mayor Tomlinson, and the Mayor's Commission for Passenger Rail are pleased to announce the completion of the Columbus to Atlanta High-Speed Rail Feasibility Study.

This study was an initiative to explore the relative feasibility of high-speed passenger rail between Columbus and Atlanta. The CCG contracted with the consulting firm HNTB Corporation to conduct the study. Utilizing data, stakeholder input, and forecasting and planning tools, the study team developed passenger rail operating plans, ridership forecasts, operations and maintenance cost estimates, and capital cost estimates for various rail alternatives. The Columbus to Atlanta high speed passenger rail corridor is deemed feasible to move into the next planning phase.

Mayor Tomlinson would like to invite the public to a community meeting to learn about the Columbus to Atlanta High-Speed Passenger Rail Feasibility Study and its results. The Mayor's Commission for Passenger Rail and representatives from the consultant staff will be available for a brief presentation of the study's findings and a community question and answer session. Please join us either in person at the Columbus Citizens Center or via CCG-TV on:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

City Service Center

3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia

Doors open at 5:30 PM; Presentation begins at 6:00 PM

CCG-TV viewers - Questions can be emailed during the meeting. Time permitting, your questions will be answered during the broadcast. All questions will be answered in meeting minutes posted after the meeting. Please email CPCMPO@columbusga.org to post your question.

For more information please call the Planning Department at 706-653-4421 or visit the project website at: http://www.columbusga.org/planning/hs-rail/hs-rail.htm which contains the final report, supporting documents, two newsletters and a summary document.

Click here for more details.

Contact Information:

Planning Director Rick Jones – (706) 225-3936

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson – (706) 653-4712  

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