This from the Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Plans for a modern, high-speed Chattanooga Choo-Choo picked up steam Thursday when federal officials agreed to fund a more detailed study of a proposed rail line between Atlanta and Chattanooga.
U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., announced that the Federal Transit Administration will provide $14.2 million to pay for environmental and engineering studies of a proposed magnetic levitation train route through North Georgia.
The line will be among three routes in the eastern United States selected to share in part of $90 million that Congress set aside nearly two years ago for high-speed train studies.
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