Category: Transportation

More warehouses means more truck traffic

This week’s Courier Herald column: Orchard Hills was a golf course on which I spent a few sunny days during my late teens into my early thirties.  It wasn’t part of an exclusive country club nor part of a developer’s pathway to sell suburban McMansions.  It was just a nice piece of rolling land that

On the birthday of a GA Interstate

This week’s Courier Herald column: Interstate 285 turned fifty years old this month.  The then two-lane highway opened in October 1969 allowing travelers to completely bypass Atlanta.  Georgia hasn’t built many freeways since I-285, favoring instead to constantly add lanes to those we already have.  I-16 connected Macon to Savannah in 1978.  Other spur highways

Georgia Ports: Here we grow again

This week’s Courier Herald column: I’ve covered the “State of the Port” address in Savannah about six or seven times now.  The meeting hosted by the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States fills the Savannah Convention Center ballroom to capacity every year.  It’s a room where

Let’s Talk About Trucks

This week’s Courier Herald column: Whenever a public discussion begins about needed improvements for Georgia’s infrastructure, camps quickly form and divide into a battle of transit versus roads.  The debate devolves into whether people want to ride together in transit, or whether we can build enough roads for everyone to be able to drive in

McKnight Takes Helm Of Georgia Ports Authority As Growth Continues

The Georgia Ports Authority today elected William D. McKnight to chair their board of directors. McKnight, formerly Vice-Chairman, replaces Jimmy Allgood in a planned succession. Also elected were Patrick “Kelly” Farr Jr. as Vice-Chairman and Joel O. Wooten as treasurer. Background on all of these gentlemen is below in the press release issued by G.P.A.

Georgia Ports Authority Announces New “Inland Port” Near Gainesville

The Georgia Ports Authority has just named Gainesville as the latest location for an “inland port”. The Governor and Ports Authority officials made the announcement today. Georgia’s first inland port was in Cordele Georgia, and has just opened its second in Murray County near Chatsworth Georgia. Both are intermodal rail terminals designed in conjunction with

Transit Now A Statewide Focus

This week’s Courier Herald column: While most of Georgia’s political attention was given to elections over the past few months, some have remained working diligently if not somewhat quietly on policy matters. A lot has occurred to advance Georgia’s transit options, both for metro Atlanta and the rest of the state. In Atlanta, the governing

Additional Funds Secured For Savannah Harbor Project

It’s a Happy Thanksgiving in Savannah, as today the Army Corps of Engineers added $52 Million in additional funds to the project deepening Savannah’s harbor. From a press release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., David Perdue, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter, R-Ga.-01, have secured additional federal funding to keep the Savannah Harbor