TRANSPORTATION FACTS AND DATA

 
© Stephen B. Morton, Georgia Ports Authority

© Stephen B. Morton, Georgia Ports Authority

FREIGHT FACTS

The interchange of Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 27 is ranked as the 11th worst freight gridlock in the country, and the worst in the state of Tennessee.

Source: American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), “The Nation’s Top Truck Bottlenecks,” 2018.

 

80% of freight traffic in the greater Chattanooga region is through traffic. This is the highest volume of any in the U.S.

Source: Thrive 2055, Trends and Forces Report, 2013.

33 million tons of freight is estimated to pass through the greater Chattanooga region by 2035.

Source: Thrive 2055, Trends and Forces Report, 2013.

 

50,000 shipping containers expected to off-load at the Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County, GA in its first year of operation. Capacity is planned to double in ten years.

Source: Georgia Ports Authority, Appalachian Regional Port website.

 

In fiscal year 2018, Georgia Ports Authority handled a record of 4.2 million shipping containers (TEUs). That’s an 8.4% increase over 207.

Source: Georgia Ports Authority, “Savannah TEU Volume Reaches 4.2 Million in FY18,” 2018.

 
© Alison Love,  Chattanooga Times Free Press

© Alison Love, Chattanooga Times Free Press

commuter and workforce facts

120,000 vehicles were estimated to travel through downtown Chattanooga each day on Interstate 24 in 2016.

Source: Thrive 2055, Trends and Forces Report, 2013.

 

40% of Gross Regional Product (GRP) and jobs in Hamilton, Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties are logistic dependent.

Source: Thrive 2055, Trends and Forces Report, 2013.

 

44% of those employed in Hamilton County commute from other neighboring counties.

Source: Thrive 2055, Trends and Forces Report, 2013.