Montana’s 2022 Freight Plan was developed in accordance with 49 U.S. Code §70202, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and the Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA). The plan is in alignment with the Montana Department of Transportation’s long-range, multimodal transportation plan, TranPlanMT, and supports national multimodal freight policy and goals.
Safe and efficient movement of freight is vital to the health of Montana’s economy. The Montana Freight Plan provides a comprehensive evaluation of freight transportation within the state in addition to:
- Detailing the role freight movements play in Montana’s economy,
- Identifying significant freight system trends, needs, and issues in Montana and strategies for improvement,
- Providing a framework to guide freight-related transportation investment decisions and planned freight investment projects, and
- Informing the public and stakeholders how MDT manages the transportation system.