Wisconsin State Freight Plan

Cover of the Wisconsin State Freight PlanEnhancing 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. The SFP was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation on March 19, 2018.

 For information about the 2022 update, please see the Wisconsin State Freight Plan - 2022 Update webpage.

Key elements​​​

The State Freight Plan:

  • Links transportation investments to economic development activities
  • Places Wisconsin within a national and global context
  • Engages and reflects the interests of a wide array of freight stakeholders
  • Guides implementation – from planning to project development to programming
  • Provides performance measures and management

Final State Freight Plan ​

Expected results

The State Freight Plan develops a cohesive plan that provides direction and actionable goals throughout the state and region. In addition the SFP provides:

  • Agility - data, policy, and investment priorities will be regularly updated and refreshed
  • Usability - freight industry input will shape usable policies that maximize the efficiency of the system as a whole
  • Partnering - p​rovides 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 - establishes direct connection between freight movement investments and economic benefits to the state
  • Competitiveness - identifies infrastructure characteristics that are ideal for business site selectors to develop new markets and create jobs in Wisconsin​

Freight corridors


Sarah Simonson​
Freight Program Officer
Bureau of Planning and Economic Development
(608) 267-4452​​