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Rome, Georgia takes note

Here is an item concerning economic development officials at work in Rome, Ga. The Rome News Tribune reports. (Scroll down past the water story.)

In other development authority news, County Commission Chairman Jerry Jennings told the board that the city and county should consider forming a regional coalition to promote the alternative route for a proposed Atlanta-to-Chattanooga high-speed rail that includes a stop in Rome.

Bennett said one of the routes would extend from Atlanta toward the Rome bypass and follow an existing railroad track to Calhoun, where it would parallel Interstate 75 en route to Chattanooga.

That route would bypass a site the city and county is marketing to prospective industries, before stopping near Kingston and Veterans highways in Rome, he said.

Filed under: United States High Speed Rail

3 Responses

  1. Larry Blow says:

    There’s a new study underway to look at high-speed rail options — conventional steel-wheel and maglev — for the Atlanta-Chattanooga corridor. Led by Georgia DOT and the consulting firm EarthTech, the project held a series of agency and public “scoping” meetings last week in Atlanta, Rome and Chattanooga on successive nights.

    The Rome meeting is highlighted at if anyone’s interested.

    Larry Blow
    MaglevTransport, Inc.

  2. what is the closest amtrack hub to the city of rome, georiga

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