Georgia Transportation

Transportain in Georgia

Transport in Georgia is administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation, a division of the managerial section of the state administration of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation, abbreviated as GDOT, is the division responsible for improving and maintaining all the roadways of the state as well as the central roadways in the state of Georgia. Apart from the maintenance of roads and highways, the division also has a restricted responsibility of developing the system of civic transport and common aviation plans. The Georgia Department of Transportation has its head office in Atlanta downtown and is division of the supervisory section of the state government.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has divided the entire state of Georgia in to seven separate regions to make the progress of local growth and expansion smooth. Every region is in charge for the setting up, development, constructing and repairing of the roads and highways of the state of Georgia and central highways in their area.

Roadways Transportation in Georgia

There are 1,244 miles of interstate roads in the state of Georgia. The chief interstate main roads and highways of Georgia are I 75 and I 85. On March 18, 1998, there was a decision passed which directed to rename the part of Interstate Highway 75, which actually stretches from the Chattahoochee River in the north direction towards the Tennessee State Line as Larry McDonald Memorial Highway. Larry McDonald was an egalitarian associate of the Legislative body, and was killed when his plane was shot down by the Soviets on September 1, 1983.

Some more significant interstate roads are I 95, I 20, I 16, I 59 and I 24. I 285 is the connecting route to Atlanta and the outskirts of Georgia whereas highway I 575 joins the regions in the north and parts of Georgia situated on the Highway I 75.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is responsible for just 16 percent of the total highways in the province. The other 84 percent roads are the liability of the provinces and municipalities. Three fourth of these roads are the roads of the provinces.

Railroads Transportation in Georgia

Most important cargo railways in Georgia consist of CSX and Norfolk Southern. CSX Transportation manages a Class I railway called the CSX Railroad in the United States, governed by the CSX Corporation. It possess roughly 22,000 route miles of rail ways. The Norfolk Southern Railway is also a major Class I railway in the United States, managed by the Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Atlanta is the headquarter of the significant railway hub for the railroads of both companies, Inman Yard of the Norfolk Southern and Tilford Yard of the CSX. Distanced traveler service is offered by Amtrak's Crescent train, which joins Atlanta and thus Georgia with lots of towns between New Orleans and New York. It runs from New York City to Washington DC. There is one more route that stretches from New York City to Georgia coast and Florida.

Airports in Georgia

The major aerodrome of Georgia is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is the most busy traveller airport of the world. It is situated seven miles (or 11 kilometers) south of the vital business region of Atlanta, Georgia. It has been the most occupied and busy airport of the world in terms of passenger travelling and the number of landings and take offs of airplanes ever since 1999, offering its services to almost 88 million travellers in a year.

In addition, Georgia has one hundred seven airports for public use. Nine of them are business oriented aviation aerodrome and ninety eight of them are all purpose aviation airports meant for travellers. The two of the significant airports of Georgia are Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, which provides its services to over 1,700,000 travellers every year. This airport is a dual purpose airport because, it is a civil as well as a military aerodrome and is situated 7 miles (approximately 11 km) northwest of Savannah, just near Interstate 95, connecting the Savannah and the town of Pooler, Georgia. It is the principal business oriented aerodrome for the three provinces of Savannah’s urban region, even though almost 40 percent of the travellers of the airport belongs to the Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, situated just about 38.5 miles (approximately 42 minutes far by a car ride).

There is one more renowned airport in Georgia known as the DeKalb Peachtree Airport and is situated in Chamblee, Georgia.

The DeKalb Peachtree aerodrome has 765 acres (that is approximately 3.10 km2) of territory with more than 100 sheds for planes and quite a few hundred aeroplanes positioned there. It is the second busiest aerodrome in Georgia after the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in terms of the number of voyage executions in a year which is around 250,000. It also assists to lessen the smaller airplane parking of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition, it also has a helipad, which is used by choppers and helicopters for the four most important News TV stations of Atlanta.

List of Airports in Georgia

City served FAA IATA ICAO Airport name Role Enpl.
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Albany ABY ABY KABY Southwest Georgia Regional Airport P-N 38,759
Atlanta ATL ATL KATL Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport P-L 43,236,992
Augusta AGS AGS KAGS Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field P-N 154,521
Brunswick BQK BQK KBQK Brunswick Golden Isles Airport P-N 24,147
Columbus CSG CSG KCSG Columbus Metropolitan Airport P-N 46,982
Macon MCN MCN KMCN Middle Georgia Regional Airport P-N 11,493
Savannah SAV SAV KSAV Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport P-S 992,569
Valdosta VLD VLD KVLD Valdosta Regional Airport P-N 35,093
        Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports    
Athens AHN AHN KAHN Athens-Ben Epps Airport CS 6,370
Reliever Airports
Atlanta / Kennesaw RYY   KRYY Cobb County Airport (McCollum Field) RL 121
Atlanta PDK PDK KPDK DeKalb-Peachtree Airport RL 1,555
Atlanta FTY FTY KFTY Fulton County Airport (Charlie Brown Field) RL 1,252
Atlanta FFC   KFFC Peachtree City Airport (Falcon Field) RL 18
Cartersville VPC   KVPC Cartersville Airport RL 1
Gainesville GVL GVL KGVL Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport RL 70
Hampton 4A7     Clayton County Airport - Tara Field RL 44
Lawrenceville LZU   KLZU Gwinnett County Airport (Briscoe Field) RL 22
        General Aviation Airports    
Adel 15J     Cook County Airport GA  
Alma AMG   KAMG Bacon County Airport GA  
Americus ACJ   KACJ Souther Field GA  
Ashburn 75J     Turner County Airport GA  
Augusta DNL DNL KDNL Daniel Field GA 28
Bainbridge BGE BGE KBGE Decatur County Industrial Air Park GA 8
Baxley BHC   KBHC Baxley Municipal Airport GA 1
Blairsville DZJ   KDZJ Blairsville Airport GA  
Blakely BIJ   KBIJ Early County Airport GA  
Brunswick SSI SSI KSSI Malcolm McKinnon Airport GA 165
Butler 6A1     Butler Municipal Airport GA  
Cairo 70J     Cairo-Grady County Airport GA  
Calhoun CZL   KCZL Tom B. David Field GA 9
Camilla CXU   KCXU Camilla-Mitchell County Airport GA 13
Canon 18A     Franklin County Airport GA 34
Canton 47A     Cherokee County Airport GA 10
Carrollton CTJ   KCTJ West Georgia Regional Airport (O.V. Gray Field) GA 13
Cedartown 4A4     Polk County Airport (Cornelius Moore Field) GA  
Claxton CWV   KCWV Claxton-Evans County Airport GA 3
Cochran 48A     Cochran Airport GA  
Cordele CKF CKF KCKF Crisp County-Cordele Airport GA  
Cornelia AJR   KAJR Habersham County Airport GA 5
Covington 9A1     Covington Municipal Airport GA 25
Cuthbert 25J     Cuthbert-Randolph Airport GA  
Dallas PUJ   KPUJ Paulding County Regional Airport GA  
Dalton DNN DNN KDNN Dalton Municipal Airport GA 8
Dawson 16J     Dawson Municipal Airport GA 2
Donalsonville 17J     Donalsonville Municipal Airport GA  
Douglas DQH   KDQH Douglas Municipal Airport GA 15
Dublin DBN DBN KDBN W. H. 'Bud' Barron Airport GA 5
Eastman EZM   KEZM Heart of Georgia Regional Airport GA  
Elberton 27A     Elbert County Airport (Patz Field) GA  
Ellijay 49A     Gilmer County Airport GA 2
Fitzgerald FZG   KFZG Fitzgerald Municipal Airport GA  
Fort Stewart / Hinesville LHW LIY KLHW MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield GA  
Greensboro 3J7     Greene County Regional Airport GA 38
Griffin 6A2     Griffin-Spaulding County Airport GA 2
Hazlehurst AZE   KAZE Hazlehurst Airport GA 10
Hinesville 2J2     Liberty County Airport GA 6
Homerville HOE   KHOE Homerville Airport GA  
Jasper JZP   KJZP Pickens County Airport GA 1
Jefferson 19A     Jackson County Airport GA 4
Jekyll Island 09J     Jekyll Island Airport GA  
Jesup JES   KJES Jesup-Wayne County Airport GA 20
LaFayette 9A5     Barwick-LaFayette Airport GA  
LaGrange LGC LGC KLGC LaGrange-Callaway Airport GA 16
Louisville 2J3     Louisville Municipal Airport GA  
Macon MAC MAC KMAC Macon Downtown Airport (was Herbert Smart Airport) GA 3
Madison 52A     Madison Municipal Airport GA  
McRae MQW MQW KMQW Telfair-Wheeler Airport GA  
Metter MHP   KMHP Metter Municipal Airport GA  
Milledgeville MLJ MLJ KMLJ Baldwin County Airport GA  
Millen 2J5     Millen Airport GA  
Monroe D73     Monroe-Walton County Airport GA 2
Montezuma 53A     Dr. C.P. Savage Sr. Airport GA  
Moultrie MGR MGR KMGR Moultrie Municipal Airport GA 4
Nahunta 4J1     Brantley County Airport GA  
Nashville 4J2     Berrien County Airport GA 1
Newnan CCO   KCCO Newnan-Coweta County Airport GA  
Perry PXE   KPXE Perry-Houston County Airport GA 8
Pine Mountain PIM PIM KPIM Harris County Airport (was Callaway Gardens-Harris County Airport) GA 237
Quitman 4J5     Quitman-Brooks County Airport GA  
Reidsville RVJ   KRVJ Reidsville Municipal Airport (Swinton Smith Field) GA  
Rome RMG RMG KRMG Richard B. Russell Airport GA 1
Sandersville OKZ   KOKZ Kaolin Field GA  
St. Marys 4J6     St. Marys Airport GA 2
Statesboro TBR TBR KTBR Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport GA 4
Swainsboro SBO   KSBO Emanuel County Airport GA 1
Sylvania JYL   KJYL Plantation Airpark GA 2
Sylvester SYV SYV KSYV Sylvester Airport GA  
Thomaston OPN   KOPN Thomaston-Upton County Airport GA  
Thomasville TVI TVI KTVI Thomasville Regional Airport GA 52
Thomson HQU   KHQU Thomson-McDuffie County Airport GA 18
Tifton TMA TMA KTMA Henry Tift Myers Airport GA  
Toccoa TOC TOC KTOC Toccoa Airport (R.G. LeTourneau Field) GA 5
Vidalia VDI VDI KVDI Vidalia Regional Airport GA 15
Warm Springs 5A9     Roosevelt Memorial Airport GA  
Washington IIY   KIIY Washington-Wilkes County Airport GA  
Waycross AYS AYS KAYS Waycross-Ware County Airport GA  
Waynesboro BXG   KBXG Burke County Airport GA  
Winder WDR WDR KWDR Barrow County Airport (was Winder-Barrow, then Northeast Georgia Regional) GA 3
Wrens 65J     Wrens Memorial Airport GA  
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Buena Vista 82A     Marion County Airport    
Dahlonega 9A0     Lumpkin County-Wimpys Airport    
Folkston 3J6     Davis Field    
Hawkinsville 51A     Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Airport    
Moultrie MUL MUL KMUL Spence Airport    
Palmetto 8A9     South Fulton Airport    
Plains 7A9     Peterson Field    
Soperton 4J8     Treutlen County Airport    
Stockbridge 4A0     Berry Hill Airport    
Warner Robins 5A2     Warner Robins Airpark    
Williamson GA2     Peach State Airport    
Woolsey 3RU     Rust Airstrip    
        Other Government/Military Airports    
Fort Benning / Columbus LSF LSF KLSF Lawson Army Airfield   15,074
Marietta MGE MGE KMGE Dobbins Air Reserve Base / NAS Atlanta   342
Savannah SVN SVN KSVN Hunter Army Airfield / Fort Stewart   22,468
Valdosta VAD VAD KVAD Moody Air Force Base   208
Warner Robins WRB WRB KWRB Robins Air Force Base   1,415
        Notable Former Airports    
Albany   NAB   Turner Air Force Base (closed 1979)    
Brunswick   NEA   NAS Glynco (closed 1970s)    
Chamblee       NAS Atlanta (relocated to Marietta in 1959)    
Columbus   MKF   McKenna AAF    
Forest Park   FOP   Morris AAF (closed 1970s)