Business, Equipment

Whiting Systems Opens New Georgia Distribution Center

Whiting Systems opened a new distribution fulfillment center in Georgia, the company announced Oct. 21.

October 23, 2020
Government, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT Wins Transportation Management and Operations Award

Traffic signal in Atlanta Traffic signals in Atlanta. GDOT’s system built on the work of the departments of transportation in Utah and Indiana, both of which had pioneered research on automated traffic signal performance measures. (Sean Davis/Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Transportation was named the overall winner of the National Operations Center of Excellence’s transportation systems management and operations awards.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Georgia Legislative Panel Recommends $121.5 Billion Freight Spend

Pedestrians watch as a cargo ship and tug boat make their way into the Port of Savannah in 2015. Pedestrians watch as a cargo ship and tug boat make their way into the Port of Savannah in 2015. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Georgia should spend up to $121.5 billion more over 30 years to improve the movement of freight across the state, a legislative panel has recommended.

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT, Partners Sign Pact to Streamline Construction Projects

Georgia DOT Atlanta's "Spaghetti Junction." (NASA World Wind)

Georgia Department of Transportation leaders signed an agreement with other agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, to streamline environmental procedures for highway construction projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Georgia DOT Pushes Back Plans for Metro Atlanta Toll Lanes

Atlanta traffic Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)

Georgia officials unveiled major changes Oct. 7 to an $11 billion road-building program that will delay projects aimed at addressing metro Atlanta’s traffic mess.

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

Georgia DOT, FHWA, The Ray Formalize Partnership for I-85 Infrastructure

Interstate 85 sign in Georgia An 18-mile portion of Interstate 85 in Georgia near the border of Alabama is the focus of the P4. (Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and The Ray officially have entered a partnership that defines their commitment to transforming a stretch of Interstate 85 into a proving ground for innovative infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2019
Business, Top 50

Georgia Opens Second Inland Port

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, center, cuts the ribbon opening the Appalachian Regional Port near Chatsworth, Ga., on Aug. 22. (Georgia Ports Authority)

The newest inland port in the United States is now open in northwestern Georgia. The new Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County is connected by rail to the Port of Savannah, and is expected to ease congestion at the port and reduce truck traffic on roadways by shifting the handoff of international shipping containers to an area with more space.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

TRIP Report Shows Georgia’s Infrastructure Funding Will Need Boost Despite Transportation Bill

Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta Interstates 75 and 85 in Atlanta. (Sean Pavone/Getty Images)

Although Georgia’s most recent transportation funding bill has generated enough to finance some major future projects, it will not be able to keep pace with the state’s growing infrastructure and capacity needs, according to a recent report from The Road Information Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2018
Government, Safety

Georgia DOT Proposes Trucks-Only Lanes Along I-75 Near Atlanta

Atlanta from I-75 I-75 near Atlanta by Doug Lambert/Flickr

Trucks moving through Atlanta, home to the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation, may find reprieve in the next decade with lanes dedicated solely to commercial motor vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Hubs and New Expansion Projects Coming to Savannah Port

Georgia Ports Authority

Georgia’s ports enjoyed a record-breaking year for cargo in the past fiscal year, and that growth is a driver for private investment expected to bring hundreds of new logistics jobs to the Savannah region.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 13, 2017