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​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).

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Study Information


2014 Public Outreach Meetings

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

Meeting Presentation Date
First Round April 2014
Second Round August 2014

Get Involved!

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
(404) 631-1225

Justin Fox
CDM Smith Project Manager
220 Montgomery St, Suite 1418
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 653-3303