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Aeronautics is an integral part of our transportation system, moving people and goods throughout the world. The estimated economic impact of aviation in Michigan is more than $22 billion annually.
Public transportation is an important part of Michigan's transportation network. At MDOT, we work to provide a safe and balanced statewide network of services to meet the social and economic well-being of the state.
MDOT's Office of Rail works to ensure that Michigan’s rail system meets the economic needs of the state and is safe for the motoring public, rail passengers and railroad employees.
Freight is defined as any good, product, or raw material carried by a commercial means of transportation. MDOT is responsible for addressing the movement of cargo by air, highway, marine, pipeline, and rail modes.
Maritime and Port Facility Assistance Office
Marine transportation is an essential component of Michigan’s freight transportation system. Michigan’s 3,200 miles of shoreline contain 33 active cargo ports that ship or receive cargo.