February 2, 2016
The increase in port-related business, and its implications for road and rail traffic, has caused the Georgia DOT to focus resources toward helping carriers move freight to and from the Savannah port, according to Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry. He noted that Georgia has a statewide freight logistics plan and said of the intersection near Savannah:
“We’re doing design work now, and will advance in a few years as a design/build. We’ll do the intersection and add a lane."
January 25, 2016
Currently featuring 22 ship-to-shore cranes, Savannah's Garden City Terminal will add four cranes this year as previously purchased machines are put into service. The cranes purchased at the board's direction today will arrive in the late spring of 2018. The additions are part of the board's Focus 2026 Capital Plan, which calls for 34 ship-to-shore cranes at Garden City Terminal.
January 14, 2016
“One year ago, I stood before the General Assembly and urged members to prioritize Georgia’s transportation needs,” said Deal. “In order to maintain our roads and bridges, improve congestion and accommodate the movement of freight traffic, we could no longer afford to kick the can down the road. Legislators on both sides of the aisle took action, working together to pass legislation addressing these critical needs. Today, we are delivering on our promise.
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