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Transportation in GA. 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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Transportation in ga

Transportation in GA

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. Explain how the four transportation systems provide jobs for Georgians.


By boat

By boat…

  • GA deep water ports are some of the busiest in the world.

    • Port of Savannah

    • Port of Brunswick

  • These are the United States delivery point for cargo transported on giant freight ships.


Information about the port of savannah

Information about the Port of Savannah

  • The Port of Savannah offers more all-water China-U.S. express services than any other U.S. East Coast port.

  • Savannah provides access to more high-volume retail distribution centers than any other port in the U.S. Southeast. 

  • The Port of Savannah provides direct, convenient access to the largest U.S. consumer markets.

  • Savannah ranks among the top U.S. ports in terminal efficiency.

  • Trade between Savannah and China has grown 139% over the last five years.


By train

By train…

  • Train was the most important mode of transportation in Georgia for nearly 100 years.

  • Trains are the main mode of transporting goods.

  • Trains connect the deepwater ports to the rest of the nation.

  • http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Documents/railroad/Georgia_Rail_Map_plain.pdf


By car

By car…

  • Atlanta is the only place where three major interstates converge at one spot.

    • I-75

    • I-85

    • I-20


By plane

By plane…

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is THE BUSIEST AIRPORT in the world.

  • Named for

    • William Hartsfield (Mayor of Atlanta)

    • Maynard Jackson(Mayor of Atlanta)

  • It is a major area of exit for people leaving the United States from the South.

  • It is the only LARGE airport in the Southeast.

  • It is Atlanta’s largest employer

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is considered to be the world's busiest airport, handling over 80 million travelers and 700,000t of cargo each year.


Transportation and our economy

Transportation and our economy…

A quote about the significance of Atlanta in the business world.

  • Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and is a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States - via highway, railroad, and air.[3][4] Atlanta contains the world headquarters of such large corporations as The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific, AT&T Mobility, the Cable News Network, Delta Air Lines, and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta has the country's fourth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies (although UPS, Home Depot, and Newell Rubbermaid are not within its city limits) and more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area, helping Atlanta realize a gross metropolitan product of $270 billion, accounting for more than 2/3 of the Georgian economy. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport since 1998 (measured by number of passengers).

  • Atlanta’s economy is based around our ability to transport goods.


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