Freight and Goods Transportation System (FGTS)

The Freight and Goods Transportation System (FGTS) is a Washington-specific freight designation system, which classifies the state’s freight corridors by modes based on annual freight tonnage moved through truck, rail, and waterway freight corridors. The FGTS is updated every two years to meet state legislative requirements, establish funding eligibility for Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board grants, support transportation planning processes, and inform freight investment decisions.

2021 FGTS update is currently underway, including collecting freight data from various entities such as MPOs/RTPOs, local jurisdictions, and railroads, validating and updating following designations:

  • FGTS truck freight corridors;
  • First/last mile connectors;
  • FGTS rail and waterway freight corridors.

Detailed information about the truck tonnage estimation method can be found at: Instructions for FGTS truck tonnage estimation (pdf 342 kb)

The 2021 Update is expected to be completed by February 2022. Please contact Wenjuan Zhao at wenjuan.zhao@wsdot.wa.gov or 360-705-6990 for questions.

Reports, maps, and full list of corridor classifications for 2019 FGTS Update are available below.

Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation System 2019 Update (pdf 4.6 mb) (published February 2020)

FGTS Maps:

An interactive map application is available to view FGTS corridors and other freight facilities: Freight Transportation System map application link. GIS data can be downloaded from the WSDOT GeoData Distribution Catalog.

Maps in PDF format are also available below, displaying freight corridor classifications by types within the state.

Maps of strategic freight corridors (RCW 47.06A.010) are provided below. They are defined based on freight tonnage and are a subset of the FGTS system, comprised of T-1 and T-2 truck corridors, R-1 rail freight corridors, and W-1 through W-4 waterway freight corridors.

FGTS Corridor Classifications:

The list of FGTS corridor classifications by state routes, county roads, city streets, rail freight corridors, and waterway freight corridors are provided below.

Contact:

Wenjuan Zhao
Multimodal Freight Systems Planning Engineer
Rail, Freight, and Ports Division
Washington State Department of Transportation
Wenjuan.Zhao@wsdot.wa.gov
360-705-6990