Freight System Plan

WSDOT updates the Washington Freight System plan every five years. The current update is underway and expected to be completed by 2022. It will examine all modes of freight movement -- including trucks,  airplanes, rail and cargo ships.

2022 Freight System Plan

The efficient, safe, and reliable transportation of goods throughout Washington is critical to every aspect of economic and community vitality in the Pacific Northwest. The interconnected system of ports, airports, highways, railways, and waterways is increasingly a topic of national conversation, as the pandemic affects consumer habits, worker shortages, and material shortages. These changes place strain on global supply chains. As a result, consumers recognize the complexity of the freight system and its relevance to daily lives.

We are currently updating the 2022 FSP, which seeks to build a robust, resilient, and safe freight system by:

  • Identifying immediate and long-term freight system needs
  • Recommending an investment strategy into the system
  • Outlining policies and programs needed to support rapidly emerging and evolving transportation technology
  • Incorporating policies and programs to protect communities and the surrounding environment from adverse effects of goods movements

Get Involved

Over the next year WSDOT will seek input and feedback from freight experts, economic leaders, elected officials, business and industry stakeholders, members from marginalized communities, as well as the broader public to build a plan that meets the current and future needs of everyone in Washington State.  

A draft 2022 FSP is expected to be available for public review in Summer 2022 and the FSP is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. Additional information and materials will be made available on this site during development of the FSP.

2017 Freight System Plan

This is the plan that is currently being updated. 

2017 Washington State Freight System Plan (PDF 15.6MB)

Traffic fatality crashes on Washington public roadways

increased 56% in March 2021 compared to March 2020.

11,906 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during the third quarter of 2021, nearly 6% more than same quarter in 2020.

WSF ridership was nearly 5.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022,

which was 1.6 million (38.3%) higher than the corresponding quarter in FY2021