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​Georgia State Rail Plan

GDOT has kicked off the 5-year update to the State Rail Plan, last adopted in 2015. Please check back here soon for opportunities to participate and project updates. The primary purpose of the State Rail Plan is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and to provide comprehensive railroad industry data. The plan enables the Department to implement a more efficient and effective approach to integrate passenger and freight rail elements into the state of Georgia's larger multi-modal transportation framework. It covers the time period from the present to the year 2040 for integration with the Georgia Statewide Transportation Plan (SWTP) and Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan (SSTP).

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We Want to Hear From You

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the Georgia State Rail Plan. This survey is intended to obtain input to inform the plan in several areas including safety, community impacts, passenger rail service, and freight rail.

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 Public Outreach

Six public meetings took place over the course of the plan’s development. The first round of three was held in April 2014 and the second round was held in August 2014. The meetings were conducted in Dalton, Atlanta and Valdosta.


Please send your questions and comments to the following representatives:

Ashley Finch
Rail Planner
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308