Atlanta - Chattanooga High Speed Ground Transportation
Tier I Environmental Impact Statement
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is preparing a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the general environmental and related impacts of constructing and operating a high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) system between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the US Department of Transportation and in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The goals of the Tier I EIS process are to: 1) examine the regional transportation implications of the project concept; 2) evaluate the modal and technology alternatives available to provide HSGT between the two cities; 3) develop and evaluate location alternatives; and 4) determine the logical segments to be carried forward for detailed evaluation in subsequent (Tier II) environmental documents.
The scoping period ended on October 4, 2007.
For further information please contact Mr. Glenn Bowman, P.E., State Environmental/Location Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation, 3993 Aviation Circle, Atlanta, GA 30336, telephone (404) 699-4401.