As mentioned by Erick right here, a group of power brokers in Gwinnett is getting behind the idea of commuter rail from Atlanta to Athens. They call themselves the “Georgia Brain Train Group” and they’re having a press conference tomorrow to release results of a just completed survey on the subject. I’ve been told the survey will indicate surprisingly strong support for commuter rail among Gwinnett residents.
Here’s a snippet of an email I received this afternoon:
The Georgia Brain Train Group will share findings from a never-before-attempted survey executed by Landmark Communications that capture the true atmosphere of commuter needs and opinions in one of the Atlanta region’s most populous areas, Gwinnett County.
The Georgia Brain Train Group will distribute the survey results during a press conference beginning at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on The Lawrenceville Square.Emory Morsberger will then lead a presentation on the importance of the project and its regional implications.
The Georgia Brain Train is a commuter rail system proposed to connect Athens to Atlanta along existing lines now used to move freight. The low-impact transportation alternative would also link Georgia’s universities, suburban residential areas and the large employers and office campuses in Midtown and Downtown.