Georgia is betting the future of its transportation network on high-speed rail, the hopes for which have become more concrete as support from the Obama administration mounts. "Probably, two years ago, it was a bit of a pipe dream," said Erik Steavens, director of intermodal programs for the Georgia Department of Transportation. But the state has little appetite to widen its I-75 corridor again, and high-speed rail offers a palatable alternative.

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