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Posted: June 6, 2013 8:36 a.m.

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Officials to discuss Charlotte-Atlanta rail line

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation officials are set to hold the latest of three public hearings on proposed passenger rail service between Charlotte and Atlanta.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the N.C. Department of Transportation office off Statesville Avenue in north Charlotte.

State and federal officials are proposing to extend the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor, under development from Washington to Charlotte, into the Atlanta area. The train would connect with the Georgia Multi Modal Passenger Terminal and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

There are six potential corridor route alternatives. Officials say others may also be evaluated if they're identified during agency and public scoping meetings.

A virtual meeting will also be available on the project website through July 4.


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