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A freight truck drives through mile marker 22 in White Pine CountyThe Freight Planning Section develops strategies, policies, and methodologies that work to improve the freight transportation system in Nevada.

The Freight Planning section continues to coordinate public-private, state-local, and state-federal freight transportation investment decisions and activities on a statewide basis. 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 and by providing a better transportation system for Nevada through our unified and dedicated efforts.

 Freight Advisory Committee

A Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) meeting is convened quarterly (on the first Tuesday of the month) to consider all ongoing NDOT studies and initiatives. All interested public agency and private industry representatives are encouraged to attend at one of six NDOT video-conference facilities around the State, or via a webinar link. Agendas will be posted approximately one month in advance of each meeting indicating the topics to be discussed and information on how and where to attend.

Date

Agenda

Notes

August 8, 2018

FAC_2018-08-07_Agenda.pdf

FAC_2018-08-07_MtgSum.pdf

November 6, 2018

FAC_2018-11-06_Agenda.pdf

FAC Summary Nov 2018

February 5, 2019

 

 

May 7, 2019

 

 

August 6, 2019

 

 

November 5, 2019

 

 


On-going Studies and Documents

Nevada Truck Parking Implementation Plan will develop a plan for expanding, improving, and integrating freight truck parking and truck parking communications systems in response to rising demand, changing hours of service requirements, and safety standards defined in Jason’s Law. When implemented, these improvements will provide adequate and safe public truck parking where it’s most needed, full-service private truck facilities, and real-time truck parking availability information. Study documents are posted below as they become available.

Hazardous Commodity Flow Study will document hazardous material transportation routes and modes in Nevada to help local, regional, state and federal response authorities to better understand the volumes and nature of hazardous materials movement in the state. Study documents are posted below as they become available.

Investigation of the Efficacy of Commercial Vehicle Safety, and Size and Weight Regulation and Enforcement in Nevada. Management investigate and potentially improve the Department’s operations in implementing the US Department of Transportation’s size and weight regulations. Study documents are posted below as they become available.


Prior Studies and Documents

  • A freight truck as seen through the passenger-side mirrorNevada State Freight Plan (2016) identifies potential infrastructure improvements and/or polices to facilitate efficient freight movement throughout the State of Nevada, with the ultimate goal of providing the state with a competitive advantage that will result in a growing and diversifying economy.
  • Commercial Truck Parking In Nevada presents a series of maps and information on available truck parking and facilities on major highways that cross the State. This information is updated as information changes or becomes available.

  • Freight Assessment Project (2013) completed an initial freight assessment study preparatory to developing a new Nevada State Freight Plan. This effort included the evaluation of recent planning efforts to identify issues, concerns, and opportunities regarding freight movement in the state, as well as to determine the effectiveness of any previous recommendations that have been implemented. The assessment also evaluated the freight industry from an economic perspective and identified areas for potential growth and development.

  • The Goods Movement Study (2000) 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