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Transportation Systems. SS8G2 The student will explain how the Interstate Highway System, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Georgia’s deepwater ports, and the railroads help drive the state’s economy .

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  • SS8G2 The student will explain how the Interstate Highway System, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Georgia’s deepwater ports, and the railroads help drive the state’s economy.

  • a. Explain how the four transportation systems interact to provide domestic and international goods to the people of Georgia.

  • b. Explain how the four transportation systems interact to provide producers and service providers in Georgia with national and international markets.

  • c. Explainhow the four transportation systems provide jobs for Georgians.


Interstate
Interstate

  • Supports the ports

  • Can transport goods to most US markets

  • Can transport goods to ports

  • Trucking industry creates jobs

  • Connects cities enabling workers/materials to move more quickly


Sea ports
Sea Ports

  • 2 Deepwater ports 2 Inland Barge Terminals

    SavannahBrunswickBainbridge and Columbus

    Container Cargo auto

    heavy equipment

    agricultural products

    Ports have infrastructure support of the

    interstate system and the rail road system.


How does the interstate system support the ports
How does the interstate system support the ports?

  • A look at Georgia’s transportation system:

  • Deepwater ports:

  • Savannah

  • Brunswick

  • Inland Barge Terminals:

  • Columbus

  • Bainbridge

  • US Interstate System:

  • I20

  • I75

  • I85

  • I95

  • They all interconnect in order to make the impact that transportation does for our economy.


Sea ports receive support from infrastructure
Sea Ports receive support from infrastructure.

Rail road connections

Interstate system connections


Rail roads
Rail Roads

Supports the Sea ports.

Can transport goods to most us markets.

Can transport goods to ports.

Transportation industry.


Airports
Airports

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

  • 16 Cargo lines operate out of the airport

  • Receives imports/exports

  • Busiest airport in the world

  • Delta Airlines

  • Largest employment center in Georgia

  • Direct impact on economy


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