CTDOT Freight Program


CTDOT's Freight Program focuses on the integration of planning, operations, and engineering best practices in order to provide for the reliable and efficient movement of goods into, out of, and through Connecticut.


Connecticut's Final Statewide Freight Plan


Connecticut Statewide Freight Plan

Appendix A-Transearch Freight Movements

Appendix B-Economic Context of Freight

The CTDOT Statewide Freight Plan (Freight Plan) serves the residents and businesses of the State of Connecticut to improve freight transportation by identifying the state’s unique needs, recommending policies, and devising implementation strategies. The Freight Plan considers highway, freight rail, aviation, port and waterway needs. The Freight Plan also describes the pipeline system, but does not provide investment or policy recommendations for it. This Plan is prepared in accordance with, and pursuant to Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) (Pub. L. No. 114-94). The Plan is required in order for Connecticut to receive funding under the National Highway Freight Program (23 U.S.C 167) and must comprehensively address the State’s freight planning activities and investments. 

The Freight Plan is a long-term (25-year) perspective on the needs and issues of the freight transportation system. How and where freight move depends on many factors, including infrastructure condition and capacity, economic conditions and competitiveness, consumer demand, government regulations, transport technologies, international politics, and trade policies. These factors are in flux, making long-term predictions and recommendations more useful as a guide for establishing general priorities than as specific prescriptions. The Freight Plan takes a short-term view as well, and considers the value of the current State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to freight transportation.


Related Links

CT Motor Carrier Services Portal

CTDOT Oversize/Overweight Program


Federal Highway Administration- Freight Management & Operations

CT Department of Motor Vehicles-Commercial Vehicles

CT Rest Areas & Service Plazas

Army Corps of Engineers- New England District




Transportation in Connecticut- The Existing System Report 2014

SCRCOG- Freight Cargo Study for Tweed New Haven Airport 2014

CT State Rail Plan 2012-2016

Connecticut Deep Water Port Strategy Study 2012

CT Statewide Rest Area & Service Plaza Study 2008

Freight Plan Goals

Statewide Commodity Flow Analysis

New England Freight Planning

Maine DOT Office of Freight & Business Services

Massachusetts State Freight Plan

New Hampshire Bureau of Rail & Transit

Rhode Island Freight Planning

Vermont Freight Plan 2012

CT Freight


Staff Contacts

David Elder, AICP, Assistant Planning Director

Office of Strategic Planning and Projects

Bureau of Policy and Planning

(860)594-2139  | David.Elder@ct.gov


Mauricio Garcia-Theran, Transportation Engineer

Office of Strategic Planning and Projects

Bureau of Policy and Planning

(860) 594-2015 | Mauricio.Garcia-Theran@ct.gov