DOT Seeks Input On National Freight Strategic Plan

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By Eleanor Lamb  |  January 2, 2020

Elaine Nessle, executive director of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, said she is pleased that DOT has reenergized the plan through a request for information. She said a strategic plan can help guide where funding is directed, and identified critical freight gateways and hubs as two areas that could use more investment.

“The coalition has always called for a national strategy that guides investment so that we’re clear that where federal funding is being invested will have a positive impact on national goods movement and regional goods movement,” Nessle said. “Absent a strategic plan, it’s difficult to assess where those investments should be made to yield the highest benefit.”

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