High-speed rail, not 2nd airport, could drive economy

The response from knowledgeable aviation officials is the same today as it was back in the 20th century: A second major airport is still a dumb idea. This time, the answer comes from Delta's new CEO, Richard Anderson. He told Atlanta...

But if Mullis can see the value of high-speed rail as a connection between airports in two different cities, surely he can see its value just to connect the two cities. And if high-speed passenger rail can connect Atlanta and Chattanooga, why not Atlanta and Jacksonville or Atlanta and Greenville?

If Mullis can get others on board for his proposal for high-speed rail, he could be the region's next Hartsfield.

* Cynthia Tucker is the editorial page editor. Her column appears Wednesdays and Sundays.


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