Freight Assessment Project
The Department completed an initial freight assessment study preparatory to developing a new Nevada State Freight Plan. This effort included the evaluation of the 2000 Goods Movement Study and other recent planning efforts to identify issues, concerns, and opportunities regarding freight movement in the state, as well as to determine the effectiveness of any previous recommendations that have been implemented.
The assessment also evaluated the freight industry from an economic perspective and identified areas for potential growth and development.
The final report summarized the current freight operations and economy in Nevada, and developed the framework for the Nevada State Freight Plan, including freight planning activities that conform to programs and goals of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).
The content includes:
- Study Purpose, Freight Update, and Approach
- Current Nevada Freight Economy
- Inventory of Freight Infrastructure
- Freight Needs and Issues
- Future Goods Movement and Strategic Direction
- Implementation Recommendations
The Department has assembled a Nevada Freight Working Group to provide input on the assessment including, but not limited to, infrastructure needs, freight bottlenecks, and economical viability. The group will also review and provide feedback on the final draft of the report. The final published report will be available in Q4–2013.