State Freight Plan

​Enhancing freight mobility is a top priority for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The State Freight Plan (SFP) provides a vision for multimodal freight transportation and positions the state to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

Key elements

The State Freight Plan includes these key elements:

  • Linking transportation investments to economic development activities
  • Placing Wisconsin within a national and global context
  • Engaging and reflecting the interests of a wide array of freight stakeholders
  • Implementation – from planning to project development to programming
  • Performance measures and management

Expected results

  • Agility - data, policy and investment priorities will be regularly updated and refreshed
  • Usability - freight industry input to shape usable policies that maximize the efficiency of the system as a whole
  • Partnering - provide guidance for how WisDOT should optimize public-private partnerships for the benefit of Wisconsin economic interests
  • Interrelation - creates a framework for harmonizing freight policy and goals between:
    • Federal and state freight initiatives
    • Wisconsin and its neighboring states
    • Local, regional, and metropolitan-level freight goals and state freight goals
  • Investment strategy - establish direct connection between freight movement investments and economic benefits to the state
  • Competitiveness - identify infrastructure characteristics that are ideal for business site selectors to develop new markets and create jobs in Wisconsin
  • Direction - develop a cohesive freight plan that provides actionable goals and direction throughout the state and region. 


WisDOT Bureau of Planning and Economic Development
Room 901
PO Box 7913
Madison, WI 53707-7913
(608) 266-9476

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