- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Three routes are being considered for a new high-speed rail line that would connect Charlotte and Atlanta. While two would pass through Greenville, the front-runner seems to be one that would bypass Greenville and go through Anderson.

The Greenville News reports (https://grnol.co/2ai51Q2 ) maps with the proposed routes were discussed Thursday and a key study of the project is set to be completed next year.

Stanley Meck of the Georgia Department of Transportation says that while the route through Anderson would require the most new infrastructure it could also mean the fastest trains with top speeds as high as 220 mph.

He says it’s not known when high-speed rail would become a reality but that the U.S. Department of Transportation has shown a lot of support for the project.

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Information from: The Greenville News, https://www.greenvillenews.com

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