Moderator’s introduction

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Credit: John Overmyer / Newsart

Today’s moderator: Tom Sabulis

A 20-year veteran of the AJC, Tom Sabulis has covered news, politics and the arts during a career that has taken him to newspapers across the country. Since 2008, he has coordinated many of the newspaper’s pro/con debates and first-person guest columns.

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Much hand-wringing by transit advocates followed the Norfolk Southern’s recent letter to the state that high freight volumes precluded commuter trains using its tracks to reach downtown Atlanta and a proposed multi-modal passenger terminal. But was that the final word? A railroad official and a transportation consultant give their thoughts. Also, readers respond to a Father’s Day column by a man whose son is on active duty in the Army.

Guest columnists:

More trains, tough choices by John H. Friedmann

Putting Atlanta's future on track by Doug Alexander

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