The North Carolina Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan update – also called the Statewide Freight Plan – identifies transportation and logistics investments that support economic growth across North Carolina.
Statewide Freight Plan Update
In 2017, NCDOT created a
Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan that set goals and strategies to improve economic competitiveness, increase jobs and enhance quality of life. While progress has been made on the freight-specific recommendations outlined in that plan, the 2022 North Carolina Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan Update will look to the future by:
- Addressing recent changes in the freight market
- Identifying ways to enhance economic development opportunities and competitiveness through more streamlined freight movement
- Improving freight system efficiency and reliability while enhancing safety and security
- Identifying and implementing new freight technologies to improve reliability and efficiency
- Meeting new federal requirements identified in the latest
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), as well as the previous requirements under the
Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which ensures that North Carolina can utilize National Freight Program funds.
The act requires states to develop comprehensive freight plans and encourages them to establish freight advisory committees. North Carolina has established a Statewide Freight Advisory Committee, as well as six
Regional Freight Advisory Councils.
Additionally, several industry-specific supply chain and logistics profiles were developed during the 2017 Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan and will be updated this year:
These supply chain and logistics profiles identify industries that most significantly impact demand for freight transportation, along with existing and emerging industries driving the state's economy and future growth.
Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan Regional Forums (May 17, 2022)
Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan Regional Forums (May 19, 2022)