2017 News Archive

October 29, 2017
Getting Freight Out Could Boost Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 24, 2017
GRA Members Present the Case for Freight Rail at the Rural Development Committee Meeting in Waycross, Georgia
On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, several GRA members attended the Georgia House Rural Development Committee meeting on Transportation held in Waycross, Georgia.

GRA members Craig Camuso, Joe Arbona, and Conner Poe joined Mark Middleton and Nancy Cobb (GDOT) on a panel to discuss the importance of freight rail in rural economic development. Also, GRA Associate Member Ryan Pidde presented on the merits of the GRA proposal to create a state tax credit that is similar to the 45G federal program. There was also discussion of SB 89, which would create the Georgia Freight Rail Program.


March 10, 2017
GRA President, Joel Harrell, Honored

Our President Joel Harrell, Norfolk Southern, was recognized Friday, March 10th in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly with Resolutions recognizing and commending him on his retirement. Joel was accompanied by his wife Ginny and his family. We will miss seeing him but are glad that he is able to continue as GRA President through May.


Feb 8, 2017
Heart of Georgia Railroad Sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Atlanta Business Chronicle


May 1, 2017
Reasons to be Optimistic about Issues that Impact the Railroad Industry and its Diverse Customers
By AAR President and CEO, Edward R. Hamberger | HuffPost


Oct 29, 2017
Getting Freight Out Could Boost Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution


Mark Middleton
Mark and GRA Members lobby at the State Capitol during the legislative session.

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