Plus, there’s been support in Congress + from President Joe Biden, who has plans to improve transit + fund high-speed rails.
Amtrak’s 2035 vision includes:
🚆A possible route from Atlanta to Nashville, with a stop in Chattanooga
🚆 30+ potential new routes, including the additions of Chattanooga + Nashville
🚆 the addition of more than 160 communities
🚆multiple daily trips in 15 more states
The most recent discussions on a state level appear to have come last year when the Tennessee legislature’s transportation committee approved a measure that could lead to a feasibility study to assess possible train routes from Nashville to Atlanta, plus how much they would cost and who would pay for them.
A 2017 report from the federal government proposed:
🚆 120 miles of rail between Chattanooga + Atlanta
🚆 8 stops between here and Atlanta on I-75
🚆Stops: Downtown Chattanooga 👉 Chattanooga airport 👉Dalton, GA 👉 Cartersville, GA 👉 Marietta, GA, 👉 Cobb County 👉 Downtown ATL
Part two of that 2017 study depends on additional funding.