Governor Backs Rail For Metro Atlanta

<p>Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has surprised many in the state by reversing his position and pledging full support for commuter rail in metropolitan Atlanta.</p>
June 20, 2008, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"After six years of inaction on transit, Gov. Sonny Perdue surprised the state when he pledged his full support for a pilot commuter rail line from Atlanta to Lovejoy and Griffin, as well as for a substantial increase in the state's X-Press bus program."

"So what happened? Why did the governor do a complete 180 and decide to take a leadership role on an issue that has been driving some people crazy?"

"That issue is traffic. That issue is a lack of state funding for transit. That issue is the limited options people have to get around in our region and state other than in a car."

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Published on Friday, June 20, 2008 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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