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Old 02-15-2019, 06:09 PM
 
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Legislation introduced into the State House aims to create a study committee to look at the possibility of connecting two of Georgia’s largest cities with a high-speed rail that would travel around 200 miles-per-hour, making the trip to Atlanta a 75-minute ride.

We haven’t had a passenger rail connection between Savannah and Atlanta since 1971. That’s right about the time Amtrak came to town, making what was called “The Nancy” obsolete.

House Resolution 50, sponsored by local legislators, aims to create a House Study Committee to look at starting back up a Nancy Hanks Passenger Rail Line from Savannah to Atlanta.

The vision isn’t “The Nancy” of old, but rather a high-speed Nancy with stops in Dublin and Macon that could increase tourism and economic development for the area, according to the measures sponsors.
Legislators want to explore reviving the Nancy Hanks Passenger Rail Line
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I hope this doesn’t take a lifetime to do ... and why Dublin? It’s got a nice downtown and all, but I would think a stop in Statesboro would make more sense.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:01 AM
 
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As incompetent Trump and Kemp are, this is an easy no brainer win if they can get some federal money to help make this thing a reality.

It's way too expensive to fly to and fro both cities now compared to 15-20 years ago. I'd easily make the trip a lot more often.

I don't think the counties in between would be very happy. That's a lot of income from speeding tickets they're losing.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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If this proposal does gain steam, I wonder would officials consider building a new rail station in Savannah. The current one is a disgrace imo, considering the great legacy of rail in Savannah. While I know a station downtown is probably no feasible, anything would be better than the current shack that functions as the Amtrak station.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:40 AM
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Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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A sentimental, politically-driven wallow in the past, at taxpayer expense; nothing less and nothing more.
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