Hearing on Charlotte to Atlanta High-Speed Rail Line to Be Held Thursday

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    A public hearing regarding the proposed Charlotte-Atlanta train line will be held on Thursday.

    Transportation officials will be administering the hearing from 3-6 p.m. at the N.C. Department of Transportation office in Charlotte.

    An extension to the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor is being proposed by state and federal representatives. The rail line will extend from Washington to Charlotte on into Atlanta, connecting with the Georgia Multi Modal Passenger Terminal and Hartsfield-Jackson.

    The routes being considered for the addition to the train line are as follows: Norfolk Southern Rail Corridor; the CSX right-of-way connecting Charlotte, Rock Hill, Augusta and Atlanta; a route along the I-85 highway; and a route along the I-77 and I-20 highways.

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