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Freight Systems


SANDAG coordinates freight/intermodal planning efforts and border area freight planning, and is developing a plan for intermodal connections for the San Diego region.

Current Freight Systems Projects


Analysis of Freeway Operational Strategies Related to the Use of Managed Lanes by Trucks

Analyzes different strategies for accommodating and managing trucks on the region’s freeways.

State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Port of Entry

This innovative project will improve the efficient movement of people, goods, and services between the United States and Mexico.

Freight Gateway Study Update

Provides a forecast of regional freight traffic in San Diego and Imperial Counties through 2050.

Port of San Diego Freeway Access Improvements

Includes improvements at Bay Marina Drive at I-5, Civic Center Drive at Harbor Drive and I-5, and 10th Avenue at Harbor Drive.

LOSSAN Freight Rail Corridor

Improvements include double tracking, curve realignments, and the addition of crossovers to increase capacity and enhance reliability.

State Route 905

The completion of SR 905 will provide a critical connection to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

Goods Movement Strategy and San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan

Considers the importance of freight and goods movement to the region’s economic prosperity and seeks to balance regional and national freight priorities.

Past Freight Systems Projects


South Line Rail Freight Capacity Project

Provided expanded freight operations through the construction of improved San Ysidro Yard capacity, trackage, and train control safety improvements.

San Diego and Imperial County Freight Gateway Study

In March 2010 SANDAG published the Comprehensive Freight Gateway Study. The Gateway Study provides a forecast of regional freight traffic in San Diego and Imperial Counties through 2050.

2050 Goods Movement Strategy

The 2050 Goods Movement Strategy (GMS) serves as the freight component of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan. The GMS considers the growing importance of freight and goods movement to the region’s economic prosperity, and it seeks to balance regional and national freight priorities.

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