Unless you count Lake Lanier, not exactly known for commercial traffic, Gainesville, Georgia, is not much of a coastal city.  But being 250 miles from the Atlantic Ocean isn’t going to stop the city from getting its own port, as the Georgia Ports Authority received approval from the feds and a $46.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a major inland port in north Georgia.  A rail line directly to the Port of Savannah will remove about 36 million truck miles from Georgia roads in its first year of operation alone, which will hopefully be some time in 2026.  The project has Georgia’s transportation industry RISING…

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