Contact: 706.672.3467

Transportation


Meriwether moves at global speed.
 

Intermodal access and acceleration in a strategic central location.
 

A leading location and intermodal logistics—Meriwether has all the elements to keep your operation on track, transiting raw materials in and finished goods out at the pace global business demands. Great options in passenger travel also provide the utmost convenience and comfort.


Highway: I-85 reach and speed.

While more than a half dozen state highways crisscross Meriwether, the County also offers immediate access to I-85. This critical shipping artery intersects with I-75 in Atlanta, I-65 in Montgomery, Alabama, and I-95 near Savannah to provide omni-directional access to domestic markets and rapid access to the deep water ports of Savannah.. Meriwether’s location puts 80% of the nation’s industrial and commercial markets within two-day truck shipping or less. Proximity plus speed—Meriwether moves fast and cost-effectively through highway transit.


Rail: CSX Class I performance.

The nation’s Eastern dynamo, CSX carries a wide range of commodities, from automobiles to food products, coal to chemicals to grain. Access and service are superb, with major rail yards and intermodal and TRANSFLOW terminals in both Atlanta and Savannah.


Air: Convenience and global access.

While Roosevelt Memorial Airport provides for general aviation and community needs (serving, for example, as the site of the National Flight Academy for top Civil Air Patrol cadets’ glider training), Meriwether also offers multiple locations for domestic, cargo and international transit:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: Only 38 highway miles away, Hartsfield-Jackson  offers unparalleled service, as evidenced by the numbers: Flying 90 million passengers per year to six continents, this is the world busiest passenger airport, and the 11th largest air cargo hub, served by 12 cargo-only carriers and offering more than 1.5 million square feet of cargo handling space. From Hartsfield –Jackson, travelers and cargo are within two hours flight time of 80% of U.S. markets and within 4 hours of virtually any major North American city.

Columbus Metro Airport: Don’t want the hustle and bustle of Atlanta? Equipped with two runways, spacious terminal facilities that include seven gates, Columbus Metro is served by two carriers, Delta Connection/ASA and American Eagle, ensuring ease in domestic travel—all just a 40-minute drive away.


Port of Savannah: Leading container services and more.

Less than 4 hours away, Port of Savannah offers the access and ease of the largest single container terminal in North America, hosting the most ocean shipping services of any port on the East Coast. In addition to container cargo, Port of Savannah handles reefer, breakbulk and ro/ro. Meriwether manufacturers who increase their import/export activities at the Port also enjoy $1,250 added to the Job Tax Credit.

NEWS AND EVENTS
CONTACT

Jane Fryer, Executive Director
17234 Roosevelt Hwy, Bldg. B
Greenville, GA 30222
Phone:(706) 672-3467
Fax: (706) 672-4465
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