The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) developed this plan as a guide to inform and support future infrastructure investments on Ohio’s multi-modal freight network and to retain and attract jobs and commerce.
Ohio’s freight delivery system is made up of many types of infrastructure including roads, waterways and ports, railroads and air freight. They are interconnected, and together form multimodal corridors that cross the state, country and world.
Ohio is fortunate to have access to two robust maritime corridors along Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Maritime access gives the state’s freight network an added dimension and
Ohio a strategic advantage over many other states. Both maritime corridors are lined with public and private ports serving a widely varying and evolving list of customers. Ohio’s freight plan examines Ohio’s maritime system for existing and future opportunities to keep Ohio competitive and goods moving.