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GDOT to host statewide rail plan meetings
by Staff Reports
April 16, 2014 12:56 PM | 2728 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Georgia Department of Transportation has initiated the development of its 2014 statewide rail plan. The purpose of the plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and provide comprehensive industry data. It will cover the time period from the present to year 2040 for integration with the Georgia Statewide Transportation Plan and Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan.

There will be six public meetings in 2014. They will be held in Dalton, Atlanta and Valdosta. During the first round of three public meetings in April, GDOT representatives will explain the purpose of the plan and hear what Georgians want and need from their rail system.

The Atlanta meeting will take place at the Atlanta Regional Commission, 40 Courtland St., today from 5 to 7 p.m. with a short presentation starting at 5:30 p.m.

For those unable to attend the meetings and who would like to participate, the presentation and a short survey will be available on the project webpage the week of the meetings by visiting

During the second round of meetings in the fall, GDOT representatives will explain the plan’s recommendations and solicit public comment. Dates of the public meetings will be announced on the project webpage. The planning effort will conclude in December with the publication of the 2014 state rail plan. CDM Smith, a transportation planning and engineering firm, is assisting GDOT in the plan’s development.  

Inquiries about the plan can be directed to Project Manager Harry Boxler at (404) 631-1225 or


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