After months of uncertainty, the controversial commuter rail line between downtown Atlanta and south suburban Clayton County appears back on track and could be ready to pick up its first passengers in two years.
An agreement has been worked out between Norfolk-Southern and the state Department of Transportation to put passenger cars on the rail company’s tracks. The DOT board is scheduled to be briefed Wednesday on the details.
About $106 million has been earmarked to build the 26-mile line, which would terminate in tiny Lovejoy in south Clayton. It’s poised to become the first commuter rail line in Georgia and offer traffic weary south-siders an alternative to congested freeways.