Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Perdue Advocates for High-Speed Rails; He Says He'll Try to Get Neighbor States Involved in Talks about Zip Trains

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Perdue Advocates for High-Speed Rails; He Says He'll Try to Get Neighbor States Involved in Talks about Zip Trains

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Byline: WALTER C. JONES

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue committed Wednesday to rally neighboring governors to engage in a discussion of a national, high-speed rail network which would zip trains linking Savannah, Atlanta and Jacksonville with other states.

As the only Southeastern governor attending a Washington meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Perdue promised to get those from Florida, Alabama and the Carolinas involved, according to Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley.

"If you look at the map, a major chunk of that goes through Georgia," Brantley said. "He certainly felt like he needed to be at the table."

Perdue has ridden high-speed trains in China and Spain during trade missions. Biden has ridden trains, between Washington and his home in Delaware, daily since entering Congress.

President Barack Obama announced in April that he wanted to accelerate planning for the network, similar to the Interstate Highway System begun in the 1950s. …

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