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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. 

The Freight System Action Plan (pdf 410kb) serves as a strategic blueprint for WSDOT's freight program and connects six overarching goals with specific actions to be undertaken in 2017.

What's new:
The 2016 Truck Parking Study is now complete. For information: Truck Parking Study.

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.

WSDOT is updating its 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan to ensure compliance with new state and federal planning requirements. The 2017 plan update is under development. The supporting documents are listed below.

Freight alerts:
WSDOT offers freight news and information via email alerts, including weather alerts, traffic alerts and construction updates. Sign up here.