Approximately 38% of all travelers coming to Savannah, originate in the state of Georgia. And the lion’s share of Savannah’s Peach State tourism traffic originates from the greater Atlanta area, according to demographic studies that return the same results year after year. In this era of rising fossil fuel costs, the mass transit travel alternative to enhance Savannah's perennial top ten vacation destination standing just makes economic sense, plain and simple. So the book signing that takes place at the History Museum off MLK Blvd. inside The Savannah Visitor’s Center is timely in light of the subject matter of the book and the geographic location to an equally relevant historic point of interest at the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Good on you Savannah CVB!
This book signing is being hosted by a group that seeks public support for re-establishing passenger train service between Savannah and Atlanta. And to ramp up public awareness a notch or two higher, railroad history author Jackson McQuigg, who will sign copies of his book, The Central of Georgia Railway, will be on hand all day today, July 14 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. It is appropriate to hold this book signing a short walk away from the Roundhouse Railroad Museum. Plans have been underway for some time now to revitalize passenger service through four southeastern states by offering this service in a networked manner that moves travelers effectively and efficiently to these highly trafficked Heritage Corridor routes that are fundamentally served by the interstate road system these days. Money has been budgeted already in the state of Georgia which makes even more sense from a tourism perspective weighed against rising fuel costs for an oil addicted nation, the challenges facing air travelers abroad with fewer and fewer destinations that welcome American tourists, and the growing popularity of the Great American weekend getaway to accommodate America's desire to travel.