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 29 freight railroads operate over 4,521 miles of track and employ 5,977 in the Peach State.* It would have taken approximately 9.6 million additional truckloads to move the 172.2 million tons of freight that moved by rail in Georgia in 2019. Moving freight by rail prevented 4.99 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of taking 978,000 cars off the road or planting 75.6 million trees. Intermodal shipments and nonmetallic minerals make up the majority of freight rail shipments beginning in Georgia. Intermodal and coal are the largest rail imports to the state.

*2019 data

Rail at Work

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Featured Rail Advocates

Georgia
Seth Millican
Seth Millican
Executive Director, Georgia Transportation Alliance

Featured Rail Supply Companies

Georgia

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Professional Transportation, Inc.
NRCMA
HDR
Alstom
IAT International, Inc.
Wabtec Corporation
Stella-Jones Inc.
RJ Corman Railroad Group
RailWorks Corporation
L.B. Foster Company
Koppers Inc.
Hulcher Services Inc.

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44 percent
decrease

in rail rates on average from 1981 to today.


That means the average rail customer today can ship significantly more freight for about the same price they paid 40 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.