Maryland State Freight Plan 

New December, 2022 - Final Plan.

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PDFs: MD State Freight Plan

Purpose of the Freight Plan

To examine existing and projected conditions, and identify policy positions, strategies, and freight projects to improve freight movement efficiency and safety.

Maryland State Freight Plan

The freight plan update :

  • Meets the latest federal freight planning requirements of MAP-21, FAST Act, (or beyond)
  • Updates a comprehensive overview of freight movement in Maryland
  • Expands insights into the latest freight supply chain or technology influences
  • Identifies  policy needs and strategies to ensure the efficient movement of freight in Maryland
  • Identifies freight project priorities and related investment plans for a five-year forecast period
  • Represents a  collaborative effort amongst freight stakeholders as well as state, regional and local partners
  • Collaborates with existing/ongoing plans and resources
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Documents to become available as during the course of the plan completion.


    • Freight system trends, needs, and issues
    • Freight policy, strategy, and performance measure evaluations
    • Freight network
    • Alignment with National Freight Policy goals
    • Innovative technologies
    • Asset preservation and improvement strategies
    • Freight bottlenecks, mobility issues, and mitigation strategies
    • Freight congestion and mitigation strategies
    • Freight investment plan
    • Truck parking facilities assessment
    • Supply chain cargo flows
    • Inventory of commercial ports
    • Consideration of multi-state freight compacts
    • Impacts of e-commerce on freight infrastructure
    • Considerations for military freight
    • Focus on enhancing freight resilience and reducing freight environmental impacts
    • State Freight Advisory Committee (SFAC) consultation

    * The recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) expands upon previous FAST Act guidance and identifies 17 federally required elements for a state freight plan.