The group’s first effort started Sunday and will conclude today in Athens. Members were to take lawmakers, who are in Athens for a training program in advance of the upcoming legislative session, to sites including the city’s Multimodal Transportation Center. The center opened in August to provide a hub for the transit systems of Athens and the University of Georgia. It is designed to accommodate a potential regional bus system and the proposed commuter rail.
The proposed Athens-to-Atlanta rail line is called the Brain Train. Advocates envision it serving 12 rail stations that would provide access to nine state colleges and universities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.