A new plan to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient movement of goods from supplier to customer is now ready for public review and comment. The Washington State Department of Transportation worked with private and public partners across the state on the plan. Once finalized, the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan will shape the future of Washington’s multimodal freight transportation network and keep Washington’s economy moving.
“Preserving and improving freight corridors remains vital to the state economy,” said Barbara Ivanov, Director of WSDOT’s Freight Systems Division. “We must put a priority on getting our goods to markets, both here in Washington and throughout the world.”
The main objectives of the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan are to:
• guide state and federal investments in Washington state freight corridors
• prioritize freight system improvement strategies
• address multimodal freight issues in a single state freight plan
• 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 24 at the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, 221 W 1st Ave #310, Spokane.
• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at the Puget Sound Regional Transportation Council, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle.
Hyperlinks within the release:
• 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Freight/freightmobilityplan