The intent of this analysis is to help decision-makers understand how freight fits into the overall planning framework and ensure that freight-related issues are addressed and weighted appropriately in the selection of projects. This process is an important step in informing the public and their elected leadership of the trade-offs between various modes and investment strategies.
Freight mobility is an important aspect of the area's transportation system performance and a major driving force for the Appalachian region's economy. The movement of freight not only impacts the region's economy, but it also supplies you with your needed, everyday goods such as toilet paper, clothing, and groceries.
Please check out a ton of information on the Appalachian Council of Governments Regional Freight Plan.