Regional Freight Network

The 2016 Regional Freight Plan was adopted with the vision of “Supporting economic growth and competitiveness throughout the region, while reducing the environmental and community impacts of freight.” Its goals include:

  • Reduce Congestion and Improve Reliability of the Regional Freight System
  • Improve the Safety and Resiliency of the Regional Freight System
  • Capitalize on the Existing Infrastructure of the Regional Freight System
  • Provide an Interconnected, Multimodal Regional Transportation System

The Indianapolis Regional Freight System is important and will be used in a number of ways:

  • Assist Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) with identifying the critical urban freight corridors in the Indianapolis region for the statewide freight network.
  • Inform Indianapolis MPO, local governments, and INDOT of what corridors need particular attention to support efficient and safe goods movement.
  • Support the Indianapolis MPO, local governments, and INDOT in making decisions regarding recommendations from transportation projects to policy and operational changes that can impact regional freight mobility.
  • Help identify recommendations identified in the Indianapolis Regional Freight Plan and beyond.

The map below shows each of the four tiers of the Freight System.

  • Tier 1 – Primary Freight Network
  • Tier 2 – Remainder of Interstates and Commerce Corridors
  • Tier 3 – Regional Freight Corridors
  • Tier 4 – Freight Connectors