Category: Transportation

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

MARTA Board Approves Gwinnett Contract

The MARTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the contract with Gwinnett County. The historic contract would allow MARTA to take over and expand existing public transportation–including the likelihood of heavy rail coming into Gwinnett. From WSB-TV: The development plan recommends building a rail line from the existing Doraville MARTA station to a new hub in

Transit Moves Beyond Atlanta

This week’s Courier Herald column: Last week Governor Nathan Deal assembled state leaders at Georgia’s Capitol for an announcement. The State would be contributing $100 Million toward building Bus Rapid Transit on Georgia 400 through North Fulton County. The money will leverage $184 Million in Federal Funds granted to build express lanes from I-285 to