It’s delayed again, and for good reason. No one wants to take a two hour trip from Macon to Atlanta.
Last month, former legislative leader Larry Walker was pushing fellow members of the state Department of Transportation board to decide once and for all whether to continue pursuing a commuter rail program in Georgia.
At Wednesday’s Intermodal Committee meeting, however, Walker conceded there is not enough political support to get the rail projects moving – a problem that has helped sideline the passenger trains for years.
Frankly, they should be exploring heavy rail, not light commuter rail. Heavy rail, just as the Virginia Rail Express system that goes into Washington, D.C. works quite well and is generally profitable. Light rail almost never is.