The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb County officials debate transit solutions

3
Feb

The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb County officials debate transit solutions

MARIETTA — As commissioners prepare for the findings of a bus rapid-transit study connecting Kennesaw with Atlanta, their transit board learned about such alternatives as monorail and magnetic levitation.

Tony Morris, president of AMT Inc., has an office on the Square and a test track for his magnetic levitation train in Powder Springs. Morris said his company can build a maglev train for about $25 million per mile, although AMT has not yet built any revenue-producing systems.

Morris has studied the 21.5 mile route from Kennesaw State University to the Perimeter and estimates it would cost $472 million to build a maglev train that would travel between those points.

If the county’s public bus system, Cobb Community Transit, were to operate the maglev train, he believes annual operations would cost $4.5 million to $5 million.

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