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.