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Freight Systems

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.

The 2050 GMS developed a forecast and truck model, and then produced a menu of projects that reflects the needs of the region and balances freight benefits with sustainability needs. The goods movement portion of the Unconstrained Network consists primarily of road and truckway projects (accommodating more than 90 percent of freight by volume) that comprise the backbone of the freight distribution network. The Unconstrained Network outlined in the 2050 GMS also includes several maritime, rail, border, air cargo, intermodal centers, and pipeline related projects.