• Transportation

  • AIR TRANSPORTATION

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    Richard B. Russell Regional Airport:

    Floyd County's airport is located on U.S. 27 North. The 6,000 foot bituminous runway is in the process of being expanded to more than 7,000 feet. New terminal with pilot's lounge and conference space.  Services and navigational aids: aircraft tiedown, airframe and power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR/DME, NDB.  32 T-hangars.  PAPI on runway 36.  PLASA on runway 18.  ILS (Instrument Landing System) – a state-of-the-art system and very unique for a small to mid-sized community. 

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport:

    Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is a short commute from Greater Rome.  It is located 65 miles south of Rome via I-75 and/or I-285.  By car, drive time is about one hour and twenty minutes.  Shuttle service to and from Hartsfield is available through ShuttleTran Airport Transportation Services, Inc. 

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  • HIGHWAYS

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  • Rome and Floyd County boast an extensive network of US and State Highways that supply access to markets in all directions.  US Highways 27 and 411 provide both north-south and east-west access.  Georgia Highways 1, 20, 101, 140, 53 and 100 complete the network of road infrastructure. 

    In the works are three road improvement projects to make access even more extensive throughout the county.  There is currently a bypass around the north side
    of Rome.  The southern portion of this bypass has been approved and funded and due diligence has begun.  Also, Highway 140 which connects Northeastern Floyd County to I-75 is scheduled to become a 4-lane road, greatly increasing the quality of the connection to the Interstate.  Also recently approved is a connection from US-411 to I-75, which will provide direct access to I-75.
     

    Interstate Trucking:
    ABF Freight System, Calhoun; Roadway Express, Inc., Rome.
    Intra/Interstate Trucking:

    AAA Cooper Freight Lines, Fort Payne, AL; Atlanta Motor Lines, Calhoun, GA; Averitt Express, Kennesaw; Brown Cartage Co., Rome; Carolina Freight, Calhoun; Consolidated Freightways, Rome; Con-Way Southern Express, Rome; Direct Service Transport, South St. Paul, MN.; Estes Express, Chattanooga; Floyd & Beasley Transfer Company, Atlanta;  MCO Transport Co., Wilmington, NC.; Old Dominion Freight Line, Chattanooga; Overnite Transportation, Kennesaw; PDC Trucking, Charlotte, N.C.; Scott Logistics, Rome; Southeastern Freight Lines, Dalton; Yellow Freight Systems, Inc., Calhoun; Zar-Tran, Inc., Cedartown.


    Refrigerated Trucking: RTC Transportation, Forest Park, GA; Archway Transportation, Atlanta; Alterman Transport, Forest Park; Howard Baer Trucking, Atlanta; FFE Transportation, Doraville

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    Norfolk Southern rail service at Rome; two switching crews with six-day-a-week service.  Norfolk Southern piggyback service at Dalton (41 miles). CSX piggyback service at Atlanta.

  • RAILROADS

  • Railroads in Rome GA
  • WATERWAYS

    Nearest navigable river:
    Tennessee (9 foot channel depth) with a public barge deck at Chattanooga.
    Nearest seaport:
    Savannah (333 miles) with a maintained channel depth of 42 feet