Thanks for the updates. I was just in Charlotte for the All-Star race, but it was a hit and run I'm afraid. I was also through the airport last year; if there's a place that could use LRT, it's inside that terminal!
I've been following the Red-Line; it pops up on my NS radar every now and then. From my observation, NS is generally more accomodating, particularly when they have excess capacity
. They've actually been pushing GDOT to "get off the pot" on the line from ATL to Griffin, but unfortunatley, GDOT is not as forward thinking as NC. I think they could start on the ATK Crescent line without much issue; why Griffin is #1 is beyond me (perhaps because Crescent is a busier NS line). At least Peachtree is getting a street car.
Any chance you can get them to extend a Piedmont down here LOL? One-a-day doesn't get it for ATL.
Keep up the good work, and keep us informed!