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Tired of long traffic filled trips to Atlanta? Your long ride could be a thing of the past with a new high-speed train! 

“High-speed rail” travels at 90 to 150 mph or more. China, Japan, France, Germany, and other countries use them. The closest the United States has to that is Amtrak’s Acela service in the Northeast, which reaches 150 mph for brief stretches. The train would make stops in GA, and SC before hitting Charlotte.

Trains along that route could travel between Atlanta and Charlotte in as little as two hours and six minutes or as much as two hours and 44 minutes. It would serve up to 6.3 million passengers a year by 2050. The future is here people!

The Georgia Department of Transportation will host an open house to discuss a proposed high-speed rail line between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the GDOT headquarters, 600 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta.

Lots more info here!

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