Proposal for high-speed rail could run through Columbus

Proposal for high-speed rail could run through Columbus
Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 at 3:35 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A proposal for a high-speed rail that could run through Columbus and Atlanta was presented to the House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding on Monday.

This commission, which was created by House Resolution 848 during the 2017 legislative session, will study Georgia's transit needs and analyze ways for the state to adequately plan and provide for those needs.

A feasibility study presented to the commission shows this project could cost between $10.7million - $42.5 million per mile with an annual revenue of $23.6 million to $28.4 million.

The study also shows that this high-speed rail could create thousands of jobs, increase business productivity through travel efficiencies, spur the revitalization of cities, and much more.

To view the full study click here.

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