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Old 06-04-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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GA is a growing state and continues to attract alot of people. By the year 2020 construction could have started on the rail loop in GA.
FRA Accepts Applications for State High-Speed Rail Planning « The Transport Politic

How do you rank the Georgia cities over the next decade? List some of the reasons why you put them in the order you did.

Tier 1- Columbus, Savannah, Atlanta, Macon, Augusta

Tier 2- Valdosta, Athens, Brunswick, Albany, Rome, Statesboro

1. Population growth in percentage
2. Economy/GDP growth in percentage
3. Downtown vibrancy
4. Cosmopolitan feel
5. Diversity percentage wise
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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GA is a growing state and continues to attract alot of people. By the year 2020 construction could have started on the rail loop in GA.
FRA Accepts Applications for State High-Speed Rail Planning « The Transport Politic

How do you rank the Georgia cities over the next decade? List some of the reasons why you put them in the order you did.

Tier 1- Columbus, Savannah, Atlanta, Macon, Augusta

Tier 2- Valdosta, Athens, Brunswick, Albany, Rome, Statesboro

1. Population growth in percentage
2. Economy/GDP growth in percentage
3. Downtown vibrancy
4. Cosmopolitan feel
5. Diversity percentage wise
Do you honestly think that your Rail loop will happen? Theres only 40% chance that it will.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Where did you get your 40% from???

I think we do have a good chance of getting the loop. Georgia is a member of the SouthEast High Speed Rail Coalition. GADOT is working with other states.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Where did you get your 40% from???

I think we do have a good chance of getting the loop. Georgia is a member of the SouthEast High Speed Rail Coalition. GADOT is working with other states.
The Transit / Rail Community came up with that. If it does happen you won't get High Speed Rail in terms of Northeast Standards , but Regular rail 80-120mph. We do see something happening , but not any True High Speed Rail in the Southeast , unless its privately built.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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What about Warner Robins for 2nd Tier???? I feel its certainly there.

I'd give Athens some 1st tier votes as well...Downtown vibrancy, Cosmopolitan Feel, and Diversity has to beat out (or atleast equal) to what Columbus, Macon and Augusta has to offer because of what UGA brings to town by itself.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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I could see LaGrange possibly moving into a Tier 2 status. With Kia, BRAC right down the road in Columbus, and the continued growth of the area for retirees, I could definitely see LaGrange moving into a Tier 2 status in the next 10 years or so.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The Transit / Rail Community came up with that. If it does happen you won't get High Speed Rail in terms of Northeast Standards , but Regular rail 80-120mph. We do see something happening , but not any True High Speed Rail in the Southeast , unless its privately built.
Just exactly who is this "we" that you speak of? I wasn't aware that you had policy making authority when it comes to rail in the Southeast, or any region.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Just exactly who is this "we" that you speak of? I wasn't aware that you had policy making authority when it comes to rail in the Southeast, or any region.
The Transit / Rail Communities , theres at least 120,000+ of us. We decided that due to the past promises and history of the Southeast that ,the HSR / Rail loop has a 40% chance of happening. Although we came to a conclusion that North Carolina and Virgina we move ahead of you. That means they have a great chance on building there so called "HSR / Rail system" more then you do. Its not that hard to see how we come to these conclusions.......the History and Future of PT and Rail in the Southeast is a slow one. The Mindset towards Rail / Transit is still anti in most of the SE, although its slowly changing. I'm not anti SE , but you guys need to launch programs and ads for Transit / Rail. You need to educate people on it......
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