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Georgia Transportation

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TransportationImage source: https://www.dot.ga.gov/
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is responsible for the management of transportation of the state which includes railways, roadways, canals and terminals such as railway stations, airports, bus stations etc. It manages inter-connectivity of all the transportation means for the efficient movement of goods and people of the Georgia.

Road Transportation in Georgia

The state Department of Transportation has come up with many effective ways to improve the road transportation. GDOT uses a versatile approach to deal with travel needs and assist protect the security and well-organized movement of people and goods on highway system.

MARTA
MARTA buses and trainsImage source: http://www.itsmarta.com/

MARTA buses has services on weekdays and timing for same is 5 a.m. to 1:00 a.m and until 12:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays.

MARTA Bus Services

All riders must carry a Breeze Card to get the bus facilities. There are 38 rail stations where you can get this from a Breeze Vending Machine or at any of the MARTA Ride stores.

Type of Bus Services:

Regular Service Buses
MARTA Mobility Service Buses

The hours of operations for bus services are as follows:

Monday – Friday 5 AM – 1:30 AM
Weekends & Holidays 5 AM – 12:30 AM

Check out the bus route click here

Cobb Community Transit

Cobb Community Transit or CCT is the reliable way to get access to bus facilities in Cobb County and to Downtown Atlanta via Express, Fixed or Paratransit services. The transfer of fund will automatically load if you are using Breezer card.

For Routes and Schedule of CCT click here

Gwinnett County Transit

Gwinnett County Transit or GCT is the bus public transit system in and around Gwinnett County.

For Routes and Schedule of GCT click here

Interstate Highways of Georgia

  • Interstate 185 (I-185) departs in Georgia
  • Interstate 16 (I-16) departs in Georgia
  • I-285 encircles the city of Atlanta, Georgia
  • I-185 passes through I-85 inLaGrange to Columbus and Fort Benning
  • I-24 moves into Georgia as it passes through Chattanooga to Nashville
  • In central Georgia, I-16 passes through Macon to Savannah
  • Interstate 516 (I-516) departs in Georgia
  • Interstate 520 (I-520) departs in Georgia
  • I-475 passes through Macon, Georgia and inFlorida to go around in central Georgia city
  • Interstate 516 passes through Savannah
  • I-520 skirts the city of Augusta
  • Interstate 475 (I-475) departs in Georgia
  • Interstate 20 (I-20) departs in Georgia
  • Interstate 24 (I-24) departs in Georgia
  • Interstate 285 (I-285, the Perimeter) departs in Georgia

Adopt-A-Highway

Georgia's Adopt-A-Highway Program encourages people to clean roadsides by removing litters. Many volunteers
Georgia's Adopt-A-Highway Program encourage people to clean roadsides by removing litters.Image source: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/
participates in it to help remove and augment this program. It organizes many programs in which many companies and organization participates to create more and more awareness among people. It also helps in promoting pride and civic responsibility.

GDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program
Office of Maintenance
One Georgia Center
600 West Peachtree St, Ste 1044
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 631-1387
Email: landscape@dot.ga.gov

Rail Transportation of Georgia

Amtrak's has two long distance rail lines in Georgia which serves people in the northwestern part of Georgia and along the coast. The state has only few stations, so train service mainly connects cities in other states to the north and south to Atlanta and Savannah.

Amtrak stations in Georgia are as follows:

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Peachtree Station
Station Building (with waiting room)
1688 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Savannah, GA (SAV)
Station Building (with waiting room)
2611 Seaboard Coastline Drive
Savannah, GA 31401

Gainesville, GA (GNS)
Station Building (with waiting room)
116 Industrial Boulevard
Gainesville, GA 30501

Toccoa, GA (TCA)
Station Building (with waiting room)
47 North Alexander Street
Toccoa, GA 30577

Jesup, GA (JSP)
Station Building (with waiting room)
176 Northwest Broad Street
Jesup, GA 31545

MARTA Train Services

Train Service Hours:

Weekdays: 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends:6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
After 9 pm, Red line travels between Lindbergh & North Springs
After 9 pm, Green line travels between Bankhead & Vine City

Train Frequencies:


Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 10 minutes all lines
Weekdays: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: 20 minutes all lines
Weekends:20 minutes all lines

For Routes and Schedules click here

Air Transportation in Georgia


Major International Airports are as follows:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The airport helps in commuting large number of Georgia residents and countless visitors. It operates in 150 U.S. destinations and more than 60 international cities in 50 countries with more than 2,500 daily flights.

Contact Details
P.O. Box 20509
Atlanta, GA 30320
Phone: (800) 897-1910

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is managed by the Savannah Airport Commission. It was earlier known as Savannah International Airport, Travis Field and Chatham Field.

Contact Details
400 Airways Avenue
Savannah, GA 31408

Georgia Ports

Georgia ports plays main roles in augmenting state's economy to benefit all Georgians by international trade and
Georgia ports plays main roles in augmenting state's economy to benefit all Georgians by international trade and investment.Image source: http://www.gaports.com/
investment. They play a significant role in providing many jobs and business opportunities to the people of Georgia.

The Port of Savannah comprises of two deepwater terminals, namely Ocean Terminal and Garden City Terminal. It has convenient state-of-the-art cargo- handling equipment, intermodal connections and value-added services.

The Port of Brunswick is the nation’s busiest sea port for automobile imports. The terminal is also home to agri based products from Georgia, the South Atlantic’s huge export / import operation and the expending U.S. grain belt, as well as from the Colonel’s Island docks and import products.

Georgia’s Scenic Byways

Altamaha- The Byway passes the Butler Island, Fort King George, Darien waterfront and Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantations, sweeping marsh views.

Cohutta-Chattahoochee- It moves across Fort Mountain State Park and passes through beautiful mountaintop.
 It moves across Fort Mountain State Park and passes through beautiful mountaintop overlook. Image source: http://www.dot.ga.gov


Enduring Farmlands- Attractions of the byway include horse and cattle pasture lands, Hawkinsville’s Old Opera House, farmers markets and festivals, scenic pecan groves, and farmland (grapes, soybeans, cotton, corn, peanuts, peaches, blueberries) civil war heritage sites.

Historic Effingham-Ebenezer - It passes through the communities of Guyton, Ebenezer, Springfield, and Rincon, exhilarate the beauty and history of one of Georgia’s eight original counties and of Ebenezer, founded by German Lutherans seeking religious freedom.

Historic Piedmont- This passes across the Oconee and Ogeechee Rivers, Oconee National Forest and past acres of rolling farmland.

I-185- It passes through mixed pine forest terrain as well as scenic views of local region beyond the limits of the interstate route

Meriwether-Pike- It passes through the Oakland Baptist Church, Red Oak Covered Bridge and Jones Mill.

Millen-Jenkins County- The Millen-Jenkins County Museum displays cotton mill equipment, Native American Indian artifacts, local histories and tools.

Monticello Crossroads - This Byway exhibits the rural and historic qualities of the area.

Ocmulgee-Piedmont- It moves across the communities of Bradley, Wayside, and Round Oak.

The Ridge & Valley Scenic Byway- You can amuse yourself withoutdoor activities such as hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and hunting at the Wildlife Management Area, the Pocket, Keown Falls Scenic Area and John's Mountain Overlook.

Russell-Brasstown- It offers numerous entertaining opportunities such as camping, fishing and hiking facilities found along the Byway.

South Fulton- The South Fulton Scenic Byway uses Hutcheson Ferry Road, Cochran Mill Road and State Highway.

Warren County- Piedmont- It serves as a continuation of the Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway (located in Putnam and Hancock counties) and offers ample opportunity for recreation such as hunting, equine activities golfing, fishing, cycling, boating, camping and hiking.

Georgia Regional Transportation Authority

The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority manages air quality and mobility in metro Atlanta and acts as the
The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority manages air quality and mobility  in metro AtlantaImage source: http://www.itsmarta.com/
Governor's voice for implementation of plans for Georgia's most populous region. GRTA's jurisdiction consists of 13 counties: Douglas, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Clayton, Coweta, Cobb, Henry, DeKalb,Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale.

Contact Details
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303-1426
Phone: 404-463-3000
Fax: 404-463-3060

Georgia Department of Public Safety

The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Safety is to implement and plan all strategies to create a safe environment for all the people of Georgia and countless visitors to the state. The department's role is to execute all traffic laws and examination of traffic crashes.

Contact Details
Georgia Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, Georgia 30371-1456
Phone: (404) 624-7000
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