It’s that time. Time to decide the fate of light rail in Georgia. And perhaps for another Decaturguy v. Rep. Davis fight.
The chairman of the state Department of Transportation’s intermodal committee says it’s time for the agency to decide once and for all whether to bring commuter rail to Georgia.
The DOT board has been mired in a “roads vs. rail” debate, centered on the state’s proposed first commuter rail line, a 26-mile stretch between downtown Atlanta and Lovejoy in south Clayton County.
The state has about $109 million in hand to build the line, but the project has stalled because no one has stepped forward to cover operating costs.