Freight & rail plans

The state's multimodal freight transportation system allows business in Washington to effectively compete in regional and global markets. Freight transportation is critical to supporting and growing more jobs, more regional domestic product, as well as ensuring residents have the goods they need in their daily lives.

2020 Washington Freight Stakeholder Group

The 2020 Washington State Legislature directed WSDOT to convene a freight stakeholder group to develop recommendations for creating a Washington freight advisory committee. This stakeholder group will define the committee's purpose and goals, roles and responsibilities, reporting structure and proposed activities. It also will suggest ways the committee can improve freight mobility, address insufficient truck parking, examine the link between preservation investments and freight mobility, and enhance freight logistics through the application of technology. The proposed committee will follow federal requirements found in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and other relevant legislation. More details on the legislative direction can be found in ESHB 2322, Sec. 310(8)(b) (PDF 1MB).

This Stakeholder Group has completed its work and the Freight Stakeholder Group Final Report (PDF 484KB) is now available.

Serving freight and passengers, the rail system provides efficient transportation critical to maintaining our economy, environment and quality of life. We prepare a State Rail Plan every five years. Its purpose is to provide a framework for future actions that meets federal and state requirements.

Read the plans that guide us in developing a freight transportation system that supports the economic vitality of Washington state.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.