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Hauling Freight

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The draft AMATS 2020 Freight Plan is available for public review.  The plan identifies the elements of the Greater Akron area’s transportation system that are critical to the movement of bulk goods.  The plan also recommends potential improvements to promote freight-related commerce and delivery throughout the region.

A unique aspect of this freight plan is the inclusion of 14 “job hubs,” which are recognized locations where products are manufactured and goods are being delivered.  The 2020 Freight Plan is also the first such report to be developed under new state and federal performance measures.

The 2020 Freight Plan will be a key component of the upcoming AMATS long-range regional transportation plan, which will examine the current and future needs of the Greater Akron area’s transportation system of highways, public transit and bike and pedestrian networks.

The new freight plan will be presented to the three committees of AMATS for consideration during their September meetings.  The 2020 Freight Plan is available for viewing by clicking here.