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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has updated and adopted the 2023 State Freight Plan (SFP). The SFP was first developed in 2018 and serves as a long-range multimodal plan that addresses the state's freight transportation needs and provides a vision for WisDOT’s freight program for the next eight years.
The SFP update was completed in July 2023. WisDOT expects efforts for the next update to begin in 2025-2026 with completion of the plan in 2027.
WisDOT updates our State’s Freight Plan every four years so that it accurately reflects, considers, and addresses our state’s current and future freight needs. The 2023 update continues to focus on the needs of state highways and local roads, freight rail, aviation, harbors, and intermodal connections. Our findings help WisDOT integrate freight improvements in future construction projects and prioritize future freight-related projects for funding. These future investments position Wisconsin to remain competitive in the global marketplace.
Includes new and updated information since the previous statewide freight plan was released, including an overview of the current multimodal freight system
Assesses statewide freight needs and issues through data analysis and stakeholder engagement
Guides statewide investments to improve the multimodal freight system, including roadways and roadside facilities, railroads, regional airports, ports and pipelines
Engages and reflects the interests of a wide array of freight stakeholders
Aligns policies and recommendations with Connect 2050, Wisconsin’s statewide long-range transportation plan
Explore snapshot statistics below for the major freight options in Wisconsin: highways, roads, railroads, waterways and air cargo.
A complete summary of the outreach activities conducted in support of the 2023 Wisconsin State Freight Plan, along with a summary of the comments received, can be viewed in Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the final plan.
Our team knows that the best source of data for this kind of planning process is engagement with statewide stakeholders to learn more about what they see and experience daily. Stakeholder participation is encouraged throughout the development of the plan.
The plan development process will include ongoing dialogue with the WisDOT Freight Advisory Committee, which comprises stakeholders from the public and private sectors. This committee will provide guidance during the planning process, helping to identify potential issues with the plan while developing a shared vision for freight transportation in Wisconsin.
Throughout the plan development process, there will be various opportunities to provide your perspectives on Wisconsin’s freight system and how you use it, as well as any issues, needs, concerns, and ideas you have for improving the freight system.
Anyone wishing to express comments, ideas, alternatives, or concerns during the planning process is encouraged to contact WisDOT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engagement opportunities will be posted here as they become available during the planning process.