Freight and logistics play a significant role in the regional transportation system and economy. The MPO integrates freight mobility issues, policies, and projects into the planning process to guide investment in a sustainable multimodal transportation system.
The Regional Freight Mobility Study and Freight Design Guide were completed in February 2019. The purpose of the study and accompanying design guide is to:
- Evaluate the current and forecasted multimodal freight conditions;
- Identify freight mobility issues, needs and trends; and
- Identify and prioritize potential policies and freight mobility-related concerns and issues.
Additions and other changes were recently made to the existing KIPDA Freight Network as part of the ongoing 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan update. Review all changes below. All changes were approved by KIPDA’s Transportation Policy Committee on September 22, 2022.
The MPO established a Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) following the completion of the Regional Freight Mobility Study. Meeting information can be found below.