The Federal Railroad Administration announced this week the recipients for the $8 billion that President Obama pledged for boosting high-speed rail. Georgia’s grant was so small it didn’t even make the list distributed with the news release.
Agency spokesman Rob Kulat said the state applied for $472 million and received $750,000. The award will fund planning support for a line from Atlanta to Birmingham, Ala., and a line from Macon to Jacksonville, Fla.
Some of it will fund a feasibility study for a line from Chicago to Louisville, Ky., to Nashville, Tenn., to Atlanta.