The Treasure Coast region has been actively engaged in regional transportation planning for several years. Freight was identified as a key component for the 2040 Treasure Coast Regional Long Range Transportation Plan (RLRTP). This report summarizes the region’s freight transportation system and serves as input to the RLRTP. Freight transportation is a critical element of the long range planning under taken by M/TPOs.
Federal guidance relating to freight transportation to states and MPOs continues to strengthen. The importance of freight at the national level began in 1991 with ISTEA; each subsequent bill has strengthened this message. The national freight policy is designed to drive U.S. global competitiveness. Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), passed December 4, 2015, further increased the focus and funding available for freight.