The Virginia Multimodal Freight Plan is the Commonwealth’s strategy to improve goods movement on its highway, rail, waterborne, and aviation system. The efficient movement of freight is critically important to the Commonwealth’s economy—to support industries located in Virginia, and to sustain national commerce that moves over its transportation system. The purpose of the Freight Plan is establish the vision, goals, and priority actions to facilitate goods movement statewide. The Plan accomplishes the following:
The Freight Plan is part of the Commonwealth’s long-range transportation planning process known as VTrans. This document not only serves as a key input to VTrans, but also fulfills Federal law which requires states to identify major freight needs within statewide freight plans in order to qualify for enhanced funding for freight projects.