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Our transportation system is not only used to move people from one place to another but also to ship the commodities that we need in our everyday life. Trucks, ships and rail lines are used to move goods to and from stores, factories and other locations. This site is primarily a data and information resource relying heavily on mapping and illustration. The intent is to provide planning data and information regarding modal and intermodal movement both within the region and beyond. 

Current/Ongoing Freight Activities:

Delmarva Freight Summit Series:
Since 2013, semi-annual events have been held to create a forum for collaboration and coordination with the Delmarva freight community.A complete listing and materials from each of these events can be found HERE
Delaware Statewide Freight Plan:
The Delaware Statewide Freight Plan was finalized in December 2022. The full document and appendicies can be found HERE
 Freight Performance Measurement:
Guidance and information on the federally mandated transportation performance measures 
Delaware Freight Facilities Inventory:
An interactive Map of all current freight networks, bottlenecks and other facilities 

 

Statewide Freight Emphasis Areas: Freight planning as a whole can be a unique and challenging effort as it involves or influences so many different topics, programs, resources, stakeholders, and countless other details. This diversity of interests extends to public and private interests at all levels, including federal, state, and local agencies. In support of such efforts in coordination with the latest IIJA-based state freight planning requirements, freight planning activites within the WILMAPCO region have been categorized into 10 freight emphasis areas in order to direct freight planning priortities.

 

Delaware Freight Emphasis Area Reports and  Summaries Related to CMP Task Webmap(s) and Other CMP Support Materials
Technology and Operations: technology initiatives such as permitting, weight, and safety enforcement, to connected and automated vehicles
Asset Preservation and Improvement
Delaware’s asset management efforts track bridge and pavement conditions
statewide, plus other details such as shoulder availability along the first/final mile
freight network, highway-rail grade crossing needs, and dredging programs.
Freight Congestion
Congestion and reliability details are regularly monitored through Delaware truck
bottleneck analyses, county-specific Transportation Operations Management
Plans (TOMPs), federal performance reporting, and related efforts.
Truck Parking
The Delaware Statewide Truck Parking Study (2021) engaged with the trucking
community, identified overnight parking hotspots and shorter-term staging needs,
and proposed solutions via policies, programs, and a truck parking project toolkit.
Supply Chains
Agriculture and chemical products were explored in 2014/2015 via supply chain
studies, and similar “deep-dive” interests may consider freight-intensive sectors,
pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, or energy within the updated freight action plan.
Commercial Ports
The Port of Wilmington plays a critical role in Delaware’s trade activities, while
other port opportunities support refinery operations, fuel storage at DAFB, and
access to the M-95 marine highway, Nanticoke River, and other rivers.
Multistate Coordination
DelDOT actively works with their adjacent state and regional/MPO partners to
support collaborative freight perspectives for the broader Delmarva Peninsula,
into Pennsylvania, and via multistate organizations such as TETC and DWTC.
E-commerce
Warehousing and distribution expansion will enhance Delaware’s logistics and
supply chain opportunities, but efforts such as the state’s First/Final Mile Network
Study (2021) must help to balance this with community and transportation needs.
Military Freight
Dover Air Force Base is home to the Department of Defense’s largest aerial port
and a critical hub of military activity in Delaware, with access via the Strategic
Highway Network, as well as influence in joint use civilian cargo opportunities.
Freight Resilience and Environmental Impacts
DelDOT’s Transportation Resiliency and Sustainability program focuses on
initiatives related to climate change and sea level rise, electrification, alternative
energy, and quality of life, all of which can be related to various freight issues.

 

Current Freight Activities 

  • Delmarva Freight & Goods Movement Summit Series:
    Since 2013, semi-annual events have been held to create a forum for collaboration and coordination with the Delmarva freight community. A complete listing and materials from each of these events can be found HERE
  • 2022 Delaware Statewide Freight Plan Update


The Delaware Statewide Freight Plan Update is underway.:

Recent Freight Studies:

Freight Performance Measures and Progress Toward TPM Targets:
Several freight-related actions have been performed per FAST-Act requirements. The rules established performance for measuring the performance of truck traffic on the interstate system, developing a critical freight network and the identification of key freight bottlenecks.


Previous State/Regional Freight Plans:

Other Freight Links:
Several freight-related actions have been performed per FAST-Act requirements. The rules established performance for measuring the performance of truck traffic on the interstate system, developing a critical freight network and the identification of key freight bottlenecks.