Georgia Ports Authority approves building a $127M rail terminal in Gainesville

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023
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The Georgia Ports Authority will spend $127 million building a new inland terminal for moving cargo by train between Savannah’s busy seaport and Gainesville northeast of Atlanta. The state authority’s governing board voted Tuesday to approve the funding, which includes a $46.8 million federal grant. Known as the Blue Ridge Connector, the terminal will link northeast Georgia to the Port of Savannah by rail across roughly 250 miles, giving shippers an alternative to moving cargo by truck through Atlanta. "Every container moved by rail will avoid a 600-mile roundtrip by...

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