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GDOT meets in Valdosta to discuss railway plans for GA

Corey Hull Corey Hull
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Thursday night, the Georgia Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Valdosta to discuss the future of railways in Georgia.

GDOT wanted to hear citizens' input on the department's plans for railways over the next couple of decades. Similar meetings were also held in Dalton and Atlanta earlier in the Summer.

"This is a huge economic engine to our state," said Corey Hull, the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordinator. "To carry goods and people throughout the state and they wanna get the public input to see how we should be planning for rail transportation for our next 25 to 30 years."

The Valdosta-Lowndes MPO will use GDOT's plans to help guide them in making rail plans for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the surrounding area once the plans are finalized. 

The meeting ran from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. GDOT will take the information from Thursday night's meeting and combine it with the information from the other meetings to develop their official rail plan for the state.

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