Peach State Rail Network a Boon to Businesses and Consumers
With the most extensive rail network and largest intermodal hub in the southeast, Georgia is well positioned for success in the global economy of the 21st century. Freight rail links Georgia businesses, distribution centers and ports with markets across the nation – and the world.
Georgia’s 28 freight railroads operate over 4,422 miles of track and employ 7,178 in the Peach State.* It would have taken approximately 10.4 million additional truckloads to move the 187.4 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Georgia in 2014. Intermodal shipments and nonmetallic minerals make up the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Georgia. Intermodal shipments and coal are the largest rail imports to the state.
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in rail rates, 1981-2014.
That means the average rail customer today can ship nearly twice as much freight for about the same price it paid more than 30 years ago.
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