May 27, 2016
Gov. Nathan Deal today joined Georgia Ports Authority Board Chairman-elect James L. Allgood, Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry and local leaders to celebrate the opening of the Jimmy DeLoach Connector. The highway extension provides the final connection between I-95, one of the country's busiest interstates, and the Port of Savannah, the nation's fourth-largest and fastest growing container port.
May 24, 2016
“$15 million is what the Jasper project team has told us they need to get the foundational groundwork done,” Curtis Foltz said, adding that the funds are in GPA’s budget for fiscal 2017, which was approved by the board Monday.
“This is a huge step, the first full voice of confidence,” Foltz said.
At Executive Director Curtis Foltz’s last board meeting Monday, the GPA voted to spend $7.5 million in the next three years to get the long-proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal closer to reality.
May 23, 2016
James L. Allgood, who served as vice chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors for two years, will assume his new responsibilities as Chairman of the Board on July 1.
"I'm excited to have this new opportunity to serve the state," Allgood said. "With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we're making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we're building in Georgia, there is a wealth of opportunity ahead of us."
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