Freight plans are critical blueprints for developing, managing and maintaining freight networks. A well-designed freight plan allows for an accurate understanding of the movement of goods within a geographic and economic framework.
Recognizing that seamless, interstate freight movement is critical to the nation’s economy and quality of life, the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) identified a research objective to improve and standardize freight plans throughout the country.
ATRI conducted this research to identify freight plan “best practices” which go beyond compliance with federal mandates to include implementing innovative and creative strategies for responding to a rapidly changing freight environment. This report provides a baseline for how freight plans are evolving as well as future guidance in freight plan best practices.
For more information: http://atri-online.org/2018/02/27/identifying-state-freight-plan-best-practices/ and http://atri-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ATRI-State-Freight-Plan-Best-Practices-02-27-2018.pdf