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CORE MPO Regional Freight Transportation Plan (RFTP) Update

The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (CORE MPO) has updated the Regional Freight Transportation Plan for the Savannah region (Chatham, Bryan and Effingham Counties). The Savannah region’s economic vitality and quality of life depend in great part on how well the region’s freight transportation network moves goods regionally, nationally, and internationally. The region’s sophisticated network of railroads, highway corridors, port facilities, and air cargo facilities connect raw materials and finished goods with consumers.

Since the completion of the last CORE MPO Regional Freight Transportation Plan (RFTP) in December 2015, the Port of Savannah has experienced unprecedented growth and a number of global and Georgia-specific trends and issues have impacted freight mobility in the region, including macroeconomic measures, logistics and supply chain practices, and infrastructure performance and investments. These factors, which were addressed as part of this RFTP Update, are shaping current and potential future freight demand, logistics patterns, and network performance in the CORE MPO region, across Georgia and the U.S., and globally.

The CORE MPO Regional Freight Transportation Plan kicked off in April 2022 and was completed in October 2023.

Economic Development and Freight Advisory Committee (EDFAC) Meetings

The Regional Freight Transportation Plan Update will be guided by the CORE MPO’s EDFAC committee.

Jun 16, 2022 Agenda Presentation
Oct 20, 2022 Agenda Presentation
Feb 16, 2023 Agenda Presentation
Jun 26, 2023 Agenda Presentation
Oct 19, 2023 Agenda Presentation
Public Involvement

Stakeholder and public engagement is critical to the success of this freight plan update as local businesses, government agencies, and residents will be able to provide insights that may not be apparent through the examination of data alone. Furthermore, stakeholder/public engagement will ensure that the priorities of the community are documented throughout the entire process and that those priorities are incorporated into the final plan recommendations.

RFTP Public Hearing ~ Monday, June 26, 2023 ~ 10:00 am
Public Notice about this Hearing
Press Release
Presentation Handout
Recording of the RFTP Public Hearing

RFTP Virtual Forum ~ Monday, March 6, 2023 ~ 6:00 pm
Public Notice about this Forum
Presentation Handout
RFTP Virtual Forum Interactive public comments
Recording of the RFTP Virtual Forum Public Meeting

Please click here to take a brief survey for addressing transportation challenges related to freight for the three-county region (Chatham, Bryan, Effingham).

Please click here to share your thoughts and identify locations with current or anticipated freight issues. Feedback is welcome for highway corridors, intersections, rail intermodal terminals, or any other locations with a particular freight need.

Please use the form to provide your email address to receive project updates.

Questions can be emailed to Wykoda Wang.