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Freight Transportation
Municipal Implementation Tool #019

Product No.: MIT019
Date Published: 11/2010

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Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC Region

Abstract: Freight Transportation affects every aspect of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and its 353 municipalities. Planning for freight transportation has recently become recognized as highly important for economic development and job creation. This MIT brochure provides local government with the tools and resources to conduct local freight planning. Some topics include: land use in industrial areas and around freight facilities, managing truck routing and parking, and alleviating air quality and safety concerns. Strategies for these topics are identified and programs in which a municipality may participate are acknowledged.

Key Words: Freight, Goods Movement, National Highway System, Freight Rail, Ports, Airports, Intermodal Freight Facilities, Truck Parking, Freight as a Good Neighbor, Industrial Centers, Brownfields, Freight Villages, NHS Intermodal Freight Connectors, Truck Route, Truck Routing, Operation Lifesaver, No-Zone.

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