Atlanta Mayor: Train to Savannah Would Fuel Economy

11:53 AM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
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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 (http://bit.ly/UYL8y2) 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.

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