Michigan Freight Plan

MDOT recognizes the importance of freight mobility in the movement of goods, products and services across Michigan. A safe, efficient and well-mailntained transportation network supports  cost-effective freight movement, economic development and improved quality of life.

The Michigan Freight Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the state's freight transportation system, including existing assets, system performance and the investments required to ensure long-term success.  A multi-modal and intermodal resource, the plan provides an overall framework for freight system improvements and priorities. It is an element of the 2035 MI Transportation Plan and integrates its overall vision, goals, objectives, strategies and decision-making principles.

(Note: Due to file size, the document has been divided into seven groups.)

Governor and Director Letters PDF icon (also includes the following chapters)

Table of Contents

1. Plan Overview

2. Strategic Goals

3. Economic Context of Freight Planning

4. Freight Policies, Strategies, and Institutions

5a. State Freight Transportation Assets PDF icon

5b. State Freight Transportation Assets (cont.) PDF icon

6. System Condition and Performance PDF icon

7. 20-Year Freight Forecast PDF icon (also includes the following chapter)
    8. Overview of Trends, Needs, and Issues

9. The State's Decision-Making Process PDF icon (also includes the following chapter)

10. Freight Project List

Appendix A: Project List Development PDF icon (with Final Remarks) 

MDOT Draft Freight Plan Webinar Presentation - July 24, 2013  PDF icon

Additional Information:
Development of Michigan's FAST Act Compliant Freight Plan PDF icon
(Ongoing through December 2017)