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Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
Georgia's Transportation Systems
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Georgia's Transportation Systems

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  • 1. Interstate Highways  Highway system began around 1956 National Highway Act of 1956  -Act that authorized the construction of the Highways  Dwight Eisenhower was impressed with Germany’s roads; after poor experiences and the 1950’s nuclear “scare,” he pushed for a road system across the US  General Lucius D. Clay (Marietta, GA) was the principal architect of the system  He helped bring Interstates 75, 85, & 20 through Atlanta  Important for the states economy in that people move goods and selves around the state via these roads-1200miles of Interstate Hwys; 17,800 of state Hwys; 87,000 of paved roads  Highways join the major cities with the rest of the country  Georgia ranks 10th in number of Superhighways  North/South I75 & I95  East/West (somewhat) I10,I85, I20, I24, & I59
  • 2. President Dwight Eisenhower
  • 3. General Lucius D. Clay
  • 4. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport  Single most significant economic event in GA history  Originally named after Mayor (for 23 years), William Hartsfield  It was changed and renamed after both Hartsfield and Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson  Originally supposed to be in Birmingham, AL; however, Hartsfield pushed for it knowing the economic power it held for the state  Was first rented as a racetrack  Was first called Candler field & airmail service began in 1928  1929, Delta Air Lines started passenger service from Candler field  Is currently one of the busiest airports in the world  Employs approximately 55, 000 people a year (considered largest employment center in Georgia  2006 “Busiest airport in the world”  4700 Acres and 5 runways  Contains 200 shops & restaurants; ground transportation security, fed. Govt, city of Atlanta, and Airport tenant employees.  2005, total payroll was 2.4 Billion=direct $ impact of 5.6 Billion on the economy
  • 5. Mayor Williams Hartsfield
  • 6. Mayor Maynard Jackson
  • 7. Candler Field
  • 8. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
  • 9. Georgia Ports  The first child born in the new colony was given a silver ship and a spoon-the ship symbolized the commercial link between the colony and the mother country  Savannah: the first port  the first export was supposed to be silk  After the invention of cotton gin, the Port of Savannah became the top exporter of cotton  By 1819, the port also exported indigo, tobacco, & timber  1855-more than $20 million in exports to foreign countries; cotton made 89% of the total  Brunswick:  Early 20th century exports more than doubled  Cotton was 90% of the export  The Boll Weevil took away much of the shipping business in Georgia  WWII brought the shipping industry back to life with the need for shipments of food, supplies, & military equipment …war effort: building of the “Liberty Ships” (cargo ships)- built mostly by women  Georgia Ports Authority (GPA): agency developed to foster international trade in the deepwater ports & the river barge terminals
  • 10. Port of Savannah
  • 11. Port of Savannah
  • 12. Port of Brunswick
  • 13. Georgia Ports Authority GPA  Savannah:  Two terminals (freight station where ships can be loaded & unloaded)  Garden City Terminal site for major container operations  Large container packed with products made in another country  The Ocean terminal handles automobiles & other wheeled equipment  Brunswick  Three Terminals  Mayor’s Point  Handles general cargo like Garden City in Savannah  Colonel’s Island  Automobiles & dry bulk commodities (products of agriculture or mining)  Marine Point  Bulk & general goods, but run by private company  GPA handles the two terminals for river transportation in the western part of the state  Bainbridge Island-Flint river-handles all goods, transporting to ocean  Columbus Island Barge Terminal- liquid commodities like crude oil & petroleum products
  • 14. Railroads  How do you think railroad transportation impacts our state?
  • 15. Essential Questions  What are the main transportation systems in our state?  How have the transportation systems impacted the state of Georgia?  What do you think?!!!

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