GDoT/TDoT – Atlanta to Chattanooga High Speed Ground Transportation – Georgia - Project Profile
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDoT) and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDoT) are planning to construct high speed ground transportation (HSGT) system in Georgia, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 177km high-speed railway infrastructure with an operating speed up to 138.5 meter per second (m/s). It will include the construction of new railway stations, interchange sections, passageways and parking facility, the installation of signaling systems, electric feeder systems and electric lines, and the laying of rail tracks.
The development is considering two HSGT technologies for construction that includes Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) Technology that run trains along a guide way using magnets and Steel-Wheeled technology, which are electric-powered and receive energy from overhead wires.
The project will be implemented through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The Georgia government has provided US$1.5 million, Chattanooga government has provided US$1.3 million, and GDoT and Atlanta Department of Transportation each contributed US$250,000 funding towards US$17.1 million study works. Those funds were used to get US$13.8 million grant for the research.
The Federal Rail Administration has provided US$13 million for study works.
Arcadis U.S., Inc. has been appointed to undertake initial preliminary studies in support of infrastructure development, Aecom and Steer Davies Gleave as lead study consultants, and Kennedy Engineering & Associates Group LLC as sub-consultant to Aecom.
In August 2011, GDoT secured the matching funds that will help move forward the proposed project.
In March 2012, GDoT submitted environmental impact statement draft.
In May 2015, the tier one environmental study was finished, and GDoT waiting to commence second tier environmental study. Results of the study will allow officials to plan the best locations for stations and for the actual corridor.
The second phase is facing delay due to funding issues.
GDoT is finalizing one of three potential routes for the first phase, most viable route being along I-75.
The project involves construction of a 177km high-speed railway infrastructure from Atlanta in Georgia to Chattanooga in Tennessee, the US.
The US$16,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of new railway stations
2. Construction of interchange sections
3. Construction of passageways
4. Construction of parking facility
5. Installation of signaling systems
6. Installation of electric feeder systems
7. Installation of electric lines
8. Laying of rail tracksReasons To Buy