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Freight and Goods Transportation

The Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation System (FGTS) is a classification system for roadways, railways, and waterways based on freight tonnage. The FGTS is updated every two years to establish funding eligibility for Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board grants, support transportation planning processes, and support freight investment decisions.

THe 2019 FGTS update is currently underway, and WSDOT is improving and expanding the FGTS framework by considering first/last mile connectivity. The 2019 FGTS update includes collecting data, validating and updating following components: 

  • FGTS Truck Freight Corridors
  • Truck Freight Economic Corridor designation, including First/Last Mile Connectors, as established under 2014 State Freight Mobility Plan
  • FGTS Rail and Waterway Freight Corridors

The 2019 Update is expected to be completed in winter 2019.

Reports, maps, and full list of corridor classifications for 2017 FGTS Update are available below.

Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation System 2017 Update (pdf 4.2mb)

FGTS Maps:

The FGTS maps are now available. These maps were developed to display tonnage classifications for truck corridors, rail freight corridors, and waterway freight corridors within the state.

Maps of strategic freight corridors (RCW 47.06A.010) are provided below. They are defined based on freight tonnage and are a subset of the FGTS system, including T-1 and T-2 truck corridors, R-1 rail freight corridors, and W-1 through W-4 waterway freight corridors.

A web map application of FGTS Truck Freight Corridors can be accessed at WSDOT Freight and Goods Online Map Application Link.

FGTS Corridor Classifications:

The list of FGTS corridor classifications by state routes, county roads, city streets, rail freight corridors, and waterway freight corridors are provided below.


Wenjuan Zhao
Multimodal Freight Systems Planning Engineer
Rail, Freight, and Ports Division
Washington State Department of Transportation