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.

*2015 data

Rail at Work

Georgia

See All

Featured Rail Advocates

Georgia
Bart Gobeil
Bart Gobeil
Director, Statewide Economic Development and Government Affairs, Georgia Ports Authority
Seth Millican
Seth Millican
Executive Director, Georgia Transportation Alliance
Brett Harrell
Brett Harrell
Georgia State Representative

Featured Rail Supply Companies

Georgia

See All
Orr Safety
Greenbrier Companies
Hagemeyer North America
Kiewit
Wabtec Corporation
Stella-Jones Inc.
Savage Services
RJ Corman Railroad Group
RailWorks Corporation
Professional Transportation, Inc.
Parsec, Inc.
L.B. Foster Company
Koppers Inc.
IAT International
Hulcher Services Inc.
HDR, Inc.
GE Transportation

icon_railfreight

43 percent
decrease

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. 

State Director

Georgia
Christy Sammon

Christy Sammon

State Director

Christy Sammon joined GoRail in May 2015. She has 10 years of experience in the governmental relations field.