Grow Georgia’s Economy

Invest in Transportation & Supply Chain

Georgia’s freight and logistics industry is a huge and growing part of Georgia’s local economy.

In 2018, freight and logistics accounted for 181,000 jobs at 15,000 Georgia businesses. From 2018 to 2045, Georgia’s freight volumes are expected to more than double to 885 million tons worth $1.8 trillion.


By 2050, the tons of freight moving through Georgia will increase by 90%. Warehousing distribution tonnage will grow by 276% by volume and 245% by value.

Ports & Airports

By 2050, the Georgia Ports Authority projects it’s Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) moved from 6 million to 20 million. The City of Atlanta projects that air cargo movement at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta will double from 2019 to 67,000 tons.

Roads & Bridges

Total vehicle miles traveled in Georgia, including freight and commuter, will grow by 27% to almost 270,000,000 miles each year.

Freight Trail

Our freight railroads will need to double throughout Georgia by 2050.

Georgia’s transportation network is struggling to keep up with our overwhelming commercial, industrial, and population growth, overburdening families and small businesses with traffic congestion, delayed goods, and lost quality of life.

From 2019-2021, truck miles traveled in Georgia increased by 52% statewide and 84% in metro – Atlanta.

Last year, more than 40 million truck trips traversed Georgia’s roads, dramatically increasing congestion and accidents.

At the same time, our freight railroads are having to run longer trains, causing blocked crossings and delays on neighborhood streets.

Georgia is home to two of the Top Five Worst Bottlenecks in America – I-85N at I-285 and I-20W at I-285.

Increased investment in Georgia’s in freight and logistics infrastructure is critical to sustain our future economic success. Without this investment, we won’t be able to sustain our status as the number one state for business and individual economic opportunity will suffer.

However, if we DO chose to make these investments, it will strengthen, secure, and improve our transportation mobility systems all across the state, improving quality of life and economic opportunity for all Georgians.

Georgia’s Freight Transportation Future

  • Annual freight tons moved in Georgia will increase 91% from 2015-2050.
  • This growth will increase daily congestion costs from traffic to $33 million per day by 2050.
  • Georgia needs to invest an additional $2.5 billion each year to capitalize on these growth opportunities.
  • Every $1 invested in Georgia’s freight plan will return $9 to Georgia’s businesses in the form of improved safety, speed, reliability, and cost throughout the freight network.