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Long Range Planning Division - Freight Planning


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James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0344
Bob Rock , Transportation Specialist
Phone: 615.253.2438
Fax: 615.532.8451

Freight Planning

Freight planning is an important component of statewide and metropolitan transportation planning processes. Because of Tennessee’s strategic central location, our state’s freight infrastructure is critical to trade flows throughout the country.

The Regional Planning Office is responsible for collaborating with transportation agencies and public and private partners to coordinate TDOT’s freight planning efforts.

Support is given to the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in their freight planning efforts on request by providing freight data such as Transearch and assisting with small freight projects.

A comprehensive State Freight Plan is under development for Tennessee.  In 2013 a Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) was established to assist with the direction of Freight Planning in Tennessee.

FREIGHT NEWS AND UPDATES

Designation of Primary Freight Network: Federal Register and Maps

A notice has been published for the draft initial designation of the highway Primary Freight Network (PFN), which is established by the Secretary of Transportation as required by 23 U.S.C. 167(d). Find out more information here.

Draft Highway Primary Freight Network Maps for Tennessee are published here.

Draft Highway Primary Freight Network Maps and Tables have been published on FHWA's website.

Articles

Forbes: FedEx Freight Chief Says Transportation System Is Headed for Gridlock.

Research Studies Performed in Development of State Freight Plan