Originally Posted by Tuckerman
All things considered, the Atlanta region could, with political will, develop a very comprehensive rail transit system. Perhaps the millennials will succeed where previous generations have failed. Watching with interest, but heavy skepticism.
tha plans are there, and have been for years, for an extensive commuter rail network in the metro atlanta area.
and there is legislation going through the state congress right now to try for increasing and gaining rail funding from local and federal sources. i think its inevitable that it will happen eventually. like, 25+ years out from now. we'll be lucky to see MARTA expansion to Windward and the Clifton Corridor in the next 15 years.. a shame really.. these things should be funded and pushed hard
here is a projection of urbanization/population growth int he Atlanta / Charlotte corridor, which helps to visualize how a high speed rail line combined with commuter rail networks in both cities would be a huge benefit.. if it is done right and people actually use it
Development in the Southeast, 2009
Projected Development in the Southeast, 2060
and here is a much more detailed report on the Piedmont Megaregion with tons of great info and mention of all the transit realities and opportunities.. with talk of how it may be more likely that we see highspeed rail between DC and Charlotte before Charlotte-Atlanta... which makes sense