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Freight Transportation

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Freight transportation systems, including roads, bridges, highways, railroads, pipelines, ports, factories, warehouses and terminals, are critical to supporting and growing more jobs, more regional domestic product and a larger tax base. The multimodal freight transportation system allows business in Washington to effectively compete in regional and global markets. 

What's new:
The draft 2017 Washington State Freight System Plan is now available for public review. Comments are due to Matt Pahs,, by Sept. 14, 2017.

Public Review Documents

    • Freight Plan Chapters (pdf 3mb)
      • Introduction
      • Freight Transportation System
      • Volumes and Forecast
      • Performance Measures
      • Economic Vitality
      • Preservation
      • Safety
      • Mobility
      • Environment
      • Stewardship
      • Next Steps
    • Plan Appendices (pdf 1.4mb)
      • Appendix A: Freight Investment Plan
      • Appendix B: Marine Ports and Navigation Plan
      • Appendix C: Policies, Requirements, and Planning
      • Appendix D: Institutions, Roles, and Responsibilities
      • Appendix E: Plan Development
    • Comment Form (Excel 13kb). Please use the comment form when submitting comments to Matt Pahs at by Sept. 14, 2017.

          Resource Documents

2017 Washington State Freight System Plan Briefing Paper

Designation Process for Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridors (pdf 72kb)

List of Certified Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridors (pdf 20kb)

2016 Freight Project List

Truck Parking Study

Truck Parking Maps

The Truck Parking Facilities Maps are now available online. The purpose of the Truck Parking Maps are to show the locations of safe places for truck drivers to take their mandatory rest breaks.

Freight alerts:
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