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Urban freight perspectives study

MnDOT Metro District


This Urban Freight Perspectives Study built on the work completed in previous studies. It combined the approaches of these studies to better understand urban freight issues in the Metro District.

Manufacturers’ perspectives studies

Since 2013, MnDOT has been interviewing businesses to get feedback and better understand their specific freight transportation requirements as part of the manufacturers’ perspectives projects.

Learn more about the manufacturers’ perspectives projects

Freight corridor studies

MnDOT has taken steps to further integrate freight into corridor planning by including detailed data analyses of business locations and truck travel patterns. This approach identifies key clusters of freight activity and summarizes the key freight issues for those areas.

Relevant corridor studies: