Georgia State Rail Plan
The primary purpose of the Statewide Rail Plan Update is to serve as a statewide long-range rail planning document and to provide comprehensive industry data. The plan will enable the Department to implement a more efficient and effective approach to integrate passenger and freight rail elements into the larger multi-modal transportation framework. It will cover 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).
2014 Public Outreach Meetings
Six public meetings will take place over the course of the plan’s development. The first round of three were held this past April 2014 with meetings in Dalton, Atlanta and Valdosta. The link below provides the presentation given during these meetings
The second round of public meetings will present the draft needs and proposed projects, policies, and programs for passenger and freight rail identified by the stakeholders, rail users, agencies, and the public. The second round of public meetings will present the draft needs and proposed projects, policies, and programs for passenger and freight rail identified by the stakeholders, rail users, agencies, and the public.
All meetings are from 5PM—7PM with a presentation at 5:30PM.
||Dalton City Hall|
300 W. Waugh St., Dalton, GA 30720
||Atlanta Regional Commission|
40 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303
||Valdosta City Hall Annex|
300 N. Lee St., Valdosta, GA 31601
Public input is an important part of the Georgia State Rail Plan Update study process. You are invited to provide your input regarding transportation issues in the study area. Check this website for additional opportunities to participate in the process moving forward.
Please send your questions and comments to the following representatives:
Harry Boxler, AICP
Rail Planner, Division of Intermodal
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
CDM Smith Project Manager
220 Montgomery St, Suite 1418
San Francisco, CA 94104