Freight transportation represents a key competitiveness factor for Pennsylvania’s businesses. To ensure the Pennsylvania multimodal freight transportation system supports and enhances efficient goods movement and sustainable economic growth, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in coordination with the state’s 24 planning partners and numerous statewide freight stakeholders led the development of Pennsylvania’s first ever multimodal statewide freight plan.
The Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan identifies strategies, policies, and locations to improve freight access, inter-connectivity, and mobility on Pennsylvania’s multimodal freight transportation system, with the goal of improving its competitive position by attracting, retaining, and expanding industries and jobs. Additionally this plan hopes to help guide the state’s investment decisions regarding the infrastructure
that supports freight movements.