Transportation in GA

by LMoody86
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Transportation in GA


There are 4 major types of transportation in GA

Interstate Highways-1,244 & 15 interstate highways-Benefits to the economy: 1. Connects major cities 2. Connects commuters from suburbs to cities 3. Connects GA to the rest of the United States-First constructed in the 1960s-Atlanta is the center, with I-85, I-75, I-20, I-285, I-575, and I-675-Spaghetti Junction- where I-85 and I-285, plus a few other roads, intertwine

Transportation in GA

Railroads-1st railroads built in the 1830s-Tracks led the rail center in Atlanta (first called Terminus)-Georgia Railroad between Augusta & Athens-Western & Atlantic RR had a line to Chattanooga-During the Civil War-the Atlanta Campaign & Sherman's March to the Sea- the railroads were destroyed due to their use for transporting supplies to the Confederates-Passenger use declined during the 1920s because the car was invented

Intersate Highway System


Deep-WaterSea Ports

Atlanta Terminus Station

International Airport-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport-Named after William B. Hartsfield & Maynard Jackson, former majors of Atlanta-One of the busiest airport in the world-Home base of Delta Airlines- the 3rd largest airline in the world-In 2012, more than 250,000 passengers per day traveled through-Cargo- about 54,000 ton of cargo and 60,000 tons of mail per month-Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal opened in 2012 with 12 new gates

Spaghetti Junction

Deep-Water Sea Ports-Savannah and Brunswick-Savannah is one of the busiest international ports in the US-Export of cotton in the 1800s-Export of naval stores from 1880s-1920s-During WWII, Liberty ships were built in shipyards-Today, Brunwwick exports wood pulp, agriculture products, and imports and exports automobiles-Goods are transported by GA's interstate highways on trucks, railroads on trains, and rivers on barges.

Brunswick Port


Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport


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