James loves Columbus, and we applaud that city’s study suggesting that a high-speed rail route between Columbus and Atlanta would ultimately pay for its upkeep were it to be built. High-speed rail makes sense for a state as large as Georgia, with so much distance between its major cities. That said, would it not be more intuitively practical that the first high-speed rail should be one that links Athens, and its sprawling UGA academic community, with Atlanta? Or perhaps a system that would zip folks down to the Georgia coastal region? Columbus gets kudos for the soundness of its logic and its initiative on this issue, but for now the reality of rapid rail over there way remains…Drifting


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