Governor Backs Rail For Metro Atlanta

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has surprised many in the state by reversing his position and pledging full support for commuter rail in metropolitan Atlanta.

"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."

Full Story: At last, Gov. Perdue on board for commuter rail

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