With a population of more than five million residents, the metropolitan Washington consumes and produces a wide variety of goods. These goods are delivered by several modes of transportation including: truck, rail, air, water, and pipeline. Often freight travels by multiple modes on its journey from origin to the consumer. In addition, warehouse and distribution centers supply and support the freight system. Smooth and efficient goods movement is vital to maintaining a strong regional economy.
Learn more about the TPB planning activities for this factor:
- Freight Plan: Freight – Planning Areas | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (mwcog.org)
- MWCOG planning: Economy https://www.mwcog.org/community/planning-areas/economy/
- MWCOG Cooperative Forecast: https://www.mwcog.org/community/planning-areas/cooperative-forecast/