Preserving and enhancing the efficiency of Oregon’s freight system is essential to supporting economic development and the quality of life in Oregon. The Oregon Freight Plan is a resource designed to guide freight-related operation, maintenance and investment decisions. Freight mobility in Oregon is provided by a multimodal network that includes highways, local roads, railroads, airports, marine ports and pipelines. Oregon is the ninth most trade-dependent state in the nation illustrating the importance to the state’s economy of efficiently transporting Oregon products to world markets.
The purpose of the Oregon Freight Plan is to improve freight connections to local, state, tribal, regional, national and international markets with the goal of increasing trade-related jobs and income for Oregon workers and businesses. The plan documents the economic importance of freight movement in Oregon, identifies transportation networks important to freight-dependent industries and recommends multimodal strategies to increase strategic freight system efficiency. The plan identifies, sixteen freight issues and strategies with action steps to address the issues.
The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Oregon Freight Plan on June 15, 2011. The Oregon Freight Plan is now an element of the Oregon Transportation Plan.
Copies of the plan:
Please download an electronic copy of the Executive Summary or the adopted Oregon Freight Plan.
Copies of the plan are also available in printed form. For inquires and/orders call 503-986-3520 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm., email Sharon Kautz or send written requests to the following address:
ODOT Freight Mobility Unit
555 13th Street NE, Suite 2
Salem, OR 97301-4178