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: Statewide Freight Plans:

Since 2013, semi-annual forums are held for collaboration and coordination with the Delmarva freight community.
Recent Events: Delmarva Freight Summit: June 2023

Freight Performance Measurement: Regional Freight Facilities & Important Links:

Guidance and information on the federally mandated transportation performance measures  

Inventory of  freight networks, facilities and other important infrastructure relating to goods movement


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 activities within the WILMAPCO region have been categorized into 10 freight emphasis areas in order to direct freight planning priorities.

Delaware Freight Emphasis Area Reports and Summaries Related to Emphasis Area

Technology and Operations: Initiatives such as permitting, weight, and safety enforcement, to connected and automated vehicles.

 

Asset Preservation and Improvement:  Tracking bridge and pavement conditions statewide and other details such as shoulder availability along the first/final mile freight network, highway-rail grade crossing needs, and dredging programs.
Congestion: System reliability details regularly monitored through Delaware truck bottleneck analyses, county-specific Transportation Operations Management Plans (TOMPs), federal performance reporting, and CMP efforts
Truck Parking:  Engagement 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 & Analysis:  “Deep-dive” efforts into freight-intensive sectors within Delaware such as  pharmaceuticals, agricultural, checmical,  energy as specified in the updated freight action plan.
Freight Resilience and Environmental Impacts: Programs focusing on initiatives related to climate change and sea level rise, electrification, alternative energy, and quality of life
Multistate/Regional  Coordination: Working with adjacent States and MPO partners to support collaborative freight perspectives for the broader Delmarva Peninsula, into Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
E-commerce: Warehousing and distribution expansion is occurring in the region, as are efforts to help to balance this with community and transportation needs.
Military Freight: Maintining access to critical hub of military activites in Delaware, with access via the Strategic Highway Network, as well as influence in joint use civilian cargo opportunities.
Commercial Ports & Aviation: Ports 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.