Freight & Logistics Plan
A comprehensive, statewide freight and logistics plan was developed for Georgia. The GDOT plan, developed by a partnership of public and private forces, provides vital strategic direction for future investment in transportation infrastructure that serves Georgia’s freight and logistics industries.
GDOT’s Freight & Logistics Plan Garners National Award
A plan by the Georgia DOT and other agencies to help bolster the state’s already flourishing logistics industry over the next four decades has received the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Award. The Biennial Award – given by the FHWA in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration and the non-profit Transportation Research Board – was presented to Georgia DOT Assistant State Planning Administrator Tom McQueen at a meeting in California of state and local transportation and transit planners.
The Georgia Statewide Freight & Logistics Action Plan represents the next step in the progression of freight interest and activity. View Action Plan
Final Full Report
The plan development process was organized into the following five tasks:
Other Plan Information
Freight and logistics is a critical component in Georgia’s economy and transportation network, The Freight & Logistics Plan is linked to prior major planning and state transportation initiatives such as: Investing in Tomorrow’s Transportation Today (IT3) and Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan
It will be very important for infrastructure and transportation planning. The Plan is also unique in that it will serve as an economic development tool that can be used to market Georgia, retain and support existing businesses, attract and grow jobs, and promote investment to the State. "A strategic approach is needed to guide thoughtful, well-planned transportation investments to accommodate freight growth and logistics needs statewide.” - Georgia DOT Director of Planning
Thomas McQueen, AICP
Georgia Department of Transportation - Office of Planning
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