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2017 COMPASS Freight Study

In 2017, COMPASS commissioned a freight study to inform freight planning in Communities in Motion 2040 2.0.

The key outcomes of this study were to:

  • Identify freight corridors and related land use needs, including information about industrial uses and stakeholders along Union Pacific Railroad spur lines
  • Create a profile of the regionally most important freight commodities and supply chains and summarize the contribution of freight to the region’s economy
  • Identify freight‐specific projects and/or policies to address maintenance needs, improve safety, mitigate choke points, and manage congestion


The project results in a final report, nine “working papers,” and two addendums.

Final Report:

Working Papers:



Learn more: Contact Liisa Itkonen at 208/475-2241 or