The Freight Planning Section
The Freight Planning Section develops strategies, policies, and methodologies that work to improve the freight transportation system in Nevada.
The needs of the non-tourism, non-gaming industries are in some ways very different from those of the services industries traditional to Nevada. While the tourism and services industries need certain types of infrastructure and services (passenger highways and passenger airports, restaurants and hotels), the other types of non-services businesses often need other types of transportation (freight transportation), other types of infrastructure (utilities), and other types of labor and markets Nevada recognized the importance of freight planning many years ago in conducting one of the early statewide goods movement studies in the nation.
The Goods Movement Study report summarized Nevada’s initial attempt to examine the state’s freight transportation system, with an eye on how to best utilize Nevada’s freight strengths in the economic development and economic diversification process. The Freight Planning section continues to coordinate public-private, state-local, and state-federal freight transportation investment decisions and activities on a statewide basis. It ensures that all NDOT Divisions integrate freight mobility considerations into their day-to-day business practices. Promoting economic development and related job growth requires regional economies to maintain existing business and attract new ones.
Access to efficient freight transportation is a key element in business site selection. Competing in the global market environment has raised the importance of efficient, reliable supply chains and the transport systems they rely upon. Freight transportation plays a critical role in company decisions about site selection and expansion. Diversifying Nevada’s economy remains a key theme for economic development in the state, and taking advantage of Nevada’s modal transportation assets is a part of the state’s strategic plan for supporting economic development. Restoring economic health and creating jobs through improvements to transportation infrastructure are among the highest priorities of the Department.
For further information, please contact:
Nevada Department of Transportation
Freight Planning Section
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712
Phone 775-888-7354 or Toll Free Outside Carson City 1-800-992-0900