Freight Intermodal Connectors Study

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has conducted a study that provides a comprehensive understanding of the condition and performance of a representative sample of the National Highway System (NHS) freight intermodal connectors. Freight intermodal connectors are roads that provide the “last mile” connection between major intermodal freight facilities (e.g., ports, airports, intermodal rail yards) and the NHS.

This study is designed to be a resource to State and local partners, where the information can be used to inform the freight planning process and freight investment decisions. Therefore, it is important to understand the use, condition, and performance of the nation’s intermodal connectors since they have a direct impact on efficient goods movement and economic health.

Please take a moment to review this study, for more information about the Intermodal Connectors Study, please contact Tiffany Julien of the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations, tiffany.julien@dot.gov or 202-366-9241.