Freight by Tonnage
Freight by Value
Completed Freight Plans
Kansas Statewide Freight Study: The study finds that while Kansas’ freight transportation infrastructure can accommodate existing demand, expected growth in demand will strain the capacity of rail and highway freight corridors, and a lack of regulatory, funding, and data-gathering instruments on the part of the state DOT will hinder efforts to accommodate this growth. The study recommends that Kansas focus on linking transportation and economic development strategies, identify freight corridors and bottlenecks, expand planning and data-gathering activities, and improve permitting and public-private communications processes.
Published in 2009 by Cambridge Systematics on behalf of the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Kansas City Regional Freight Outlook Study: The report has a generally positive outlook on Kansas City’s freight capabilities, predicting continued competitiveness in transportation-related industries and an ability to draw business to the region. The report’s primary findings and recommendations included improving the region’s data collection and transportation/land use planning efforts, creating public-private partnerships, and continuing to invest in rail and intermodal freight infrastructure.
Published in 2009 by the Mid-America Regional Council and SmartPort, with consulting by TranSystems and funding by the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration.