CHARLOTTE, N.C.- High-speed rail service connecting Charlotte to other major metros in the Southeast has long been a topic of interest for business leaders, from local real estate titan Johnny Harris to Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper.
But while one such possibility could whisk passengers from here to Atlanta in as little as two short hours, the process of making that prospect a reality moves much slower.
Federal railroad officials and the Georgia Department of Transportation have teamed up to host public meetings this week in Charlotte, Atlanta and Greenville, South Carolina, on the Southeast High-Speed Rail corridor.
Three possible routes are under consideration, although The Charlotte Observer note there is currently no funding for the project.
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