Before the pandemic, Georgia was uniquely positioned to become the transportation hub of the Southeast, if not the entire United States. With the world’s busiest airport, eighth-largest transit system, seventh-largest freight rail network, and fastest-growing port on the East Coast, we had the ability to keep the supply chain moving. Truth be told, Georgia’s transportation infrastructure is one of the factors that allowed us to build a global economy. Our history of forward-thinking investment in transportation has contributed to our success in economic development and job creation over the years. We can’t stop now.
We need our freight to safely move through our state to ensure that we are getting essential supplies to those that need it most. To do so, we must continue to invest in the critical infrastructure needed for transporting freight. This will be a fundamental pillar of our economic recovery. With so much at stake, we need to invest in Georgia’s transportation future to grow our economy and to save lives, achieving that balance we all need.