​Atlanta to Chattanooga

 What is High Speed Ground Transportation (HSGT)?​

HSGT is an option for the Atlanta to Chattanooga corridor for several reasons. Mostly, because it can provide quick, reliable, environmentally friendly, and comfortable city- to city- travel at speeds of 180 mph or greater – getting you where you want to go faster. The Atlanta to Chattanooga corridor has been a focus area in recent years for development of a new train system to improve transportation between the two cities.

Atlanta to Chattanooga HSGT​​​​​​


This newsletter provides information on the high capacity alternatives along the 110-mile corridor between Atlanta and Chattanooga.

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 Tier 1 Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement

The Combined Tier 1 Final EIS (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) (Tier 1 FEIS/ROD) responds to substantive comments received during the public and agency review and comment period.

 Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available for public review. View the DEIS and appendices and learn how the high speed ground transportation corridor alternatives will affect mobility, safety, the environment, and economic growth.

Public Meetings

If you are interested in learning more about this project, there are three public meetings scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Meeting 1
Tuesday, November 15
6PM to 8PM
GDOT General Office
One Georgia Center – RM 403 and 404
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Meeting 2
Wednesday, November 16
6PM to 8PM Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street #2000 – Conference RM 1A-50
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Meeting 3
Thursday, November 17
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
City of Dalton City Hall and Administration Building – Auditorium
300 W. Waugh Street
Dalton, GA 30720

If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled public meetings, you can download and view the same materials shown at the public meeting.

 Public Meetings

Handouts Date
Alternatives ComparisonOctober 18, 2016
Alternatives ConsideredOctober 18, 2016
Project TimelineOctober 18, 2016
HSGT Vehicle TechnologiesOctober 18, 2016
Project BackgroundOctober 18, 2016
EIS Public Meeting 1October 14, 2016

Project Info

Scoping Process

HSGT Technologies Under Consideration


Project Archive


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Please send your questions and comments to the following representative:

Kaycee Mertz, AICP
Rail Planning Manager
Georgia Department of Transportation
Division of Intermodal
600 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308