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Old 02-20-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Before Columbus can worry about "high speed trains" they have to worry about getting adequate interstate access, instead of just that one spur.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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It looks like Atlanta, Savannah and drum roll please......Macon of all places are the lucky three! Maybe next stimulus Columbus and Augusta.
Add Fort Valley and Warner Robins also. The railroad was the very reason for Fort Valley initial growth
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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With $8,000,000,000.00? They have been studying this for how long now? Although I am a optimist by nature, this nice piece of work brings out the pessimist in me. Good luck! Enjoy the dream. Nice map. All on $8,000,000,000.00. When pigs grow wings and fly, we can start the evolutionary process now by throwing a few off the porch.
It'll be passed to me. Just chalk it up on a sheet of paper sayin it'll cut down the use of gasoline, cut down on emission, residences of the state that don't want to drive to atlanta because of the traffic can safely ride the rails it will expand the economy of the state ten fold. I can only see it as a good thing for the State of Georgia. It would unite the state even more than what the interstate did. Sorry Columbus there arent many railways that go through it. Columbus wasn't founded on trading routes like the City of Macon, Warner Robins, and Fort Valley was. Those areas are important agriculture centers in the state as well as commerce and education.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Before Columbus can worry about "high speed trains" they have to worry about getting adequate interstate access, instead of just that one spur.
I agree.....
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:20 PM
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I agree.....
I was tying to figure out why Memphis and Nashville were left off and that answered it for me. The interstate and existing railroad tracks. Like I said before, all that building with $8,000,000,000.00? When pigs grow wing and fly. I'm not sure the Japanese, British or French could do that much engineering and building with that small amount of money and they know what they are doing. Maybe they will start with Boston-New York-Philadelphia. That makes more sense than Atlanta-Jacksonville.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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Before Columbus can worry about "high speed trains" they have to worry about getting adequate interstate access, instead of just that one spur.
And as JLA says........When pigs fly.
Anything done in Columbus by the feds will be for THEIR benefit(Ft Benning etc) and not the city.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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Did anyone notice what year this map is from? This project or even a portion of it will take decades to complete and money from our pockets.
Correct! High speed rail is a boondoggle in our nation. It may work in the northeast, where population centers are in closer proximity. It works in small european nations & places like Japan, again, due to compact size. Americans love their cars, period. I personally resent the "Barry's slush fund to pay back political cronies", aka, "the stimulus" as OUR funds are thrown at boondoggles such as this.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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That makes more sense than Atlanta-Jacksonville.
Agreed. On that note, Jax isn't even connected with the rest of FL, according to the map....and the Atlanta thru Macon route...where is it ending? According to the map, it looks like Brunswick?

Illogical. An Illogical, expensive boondoggle.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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It would take $4.00 gasoline again to make this a worth while venture. I personally would use the rail if it was really cost effective, compared to airline cost. It might be worth the price tag now than waiting for excessive fuel cost again.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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1.Robins AFB is the largest employer in GA, and believe it or not, there are several people that commute from Atlanta to WR.
Actually, Fort Benning, Delta, and Fort Stewart are larger employers than Robins AFB.

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So, I guess then by your logic, maybe a Columbus line could be validated.
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