The 2013 Twin Cities Metropolitan Region Freight Study addresses the need for a consistent, comprehensive, and coordinated freight planning framework for the region. As MnDOT and the Council continue to work together toward developing a regional freight strategy, this study provides direction that may enhance the region’s ability to compete for state and federal funds and to leverage private funds for freight improvements.
Highlight the importance of freight transportation and its interdependence with a healthy and sustainable regional economy; identify issues and trends related to freight transportation
Identify macro-level freight movements through and within the metropolitan area.
Develop a framework for a coordinated regional freight planning and implementation strategy that will highlight and prioritize critical freight transportation planning activities; and
Determine how best to reflect this expanded knowledge base in future plans and programmed improvements.
See the report
See the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region Freight Summary Study (13 pages, pdf)