Virginia utilized a unique approach that integrated VTrans Freight Element into the state’s transportation plan, VTrans (view it here). This approach ensures greater synergy and consistency across statewide planning efforts. The VTrans Freight Element
VTrans’ Freight Element serves as the Commonwealth’s state freight plan, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 70202 FAST Act State Freight Plan (embed link). It is included in the State’s Transportation Plan and focuses on the movement of goods within and through the Commonwealth. Virginia's Freight Plan, known as VTrans Freight Element, focuses on the movement of goods within and through the Commonwealth of Virginia. VTrans Freight Element is included as Chapter 4 in the State's Transportation Plan and is available using this link.
Corridor Designations and Freight Performance Measures
Freight issues identified in VTrans, as well as the designated critical urban and rural corridors, can be viewed using the map widget below. Please utilize InteractVTrans MapExplorer to print, download, or comment. Statistics associated with freight performance measures can be found on InteractVTrans DataExplorer, an interactive visualization application.
Below you will see options for viewing commodity flows (freight movement) to and from areas in Virginia. The map displays origins and destinations for freight by overall tonnage for the Commonwealth as a whole, as well as for the nine individual VDOT Construction Districts. Click on the filter to see the area you are interested in.
The word cloud graphics show the types of freight that are included in the data shown in the commodity flows (freight origin and destination) map tool. The word clouds depict the relative amounts of different commodity types, with larger words depicting higher tonnage and smaller words depicting less tonnage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Looking for more answers to specific questions about VTrans Freight Element? Find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page here: https://vtrans.org/get-involved/frequently-asked-questions.