2021 Vermont Freight Plan (underway)

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is updating the Vermont Freight Plan. This work is coordinated with the 2021 Vermont Rail Plan. These plans are related by the importance of freight moved by rail.

Vermont’s highways, railroads, and airports all play a role in the transport of freight. Freight can be many different things, from timber transported by truck to a sawmill, to electronics ordered online and delivered to your doorstep. Raw milk for cheese producers, hops for breweries, and the food you purchase at your local grocery store are all freight at some point.


The Vermont Freight Plan identifies issues and strategies to increase safety, reliability, and sustainability of this important element of Vermont's economy.  The update of the Freight Plan has been guided by a Freight Plan Advisory Committee and outreach to public and private stakeholders.

Final Draft Plan 

Comments Due December 08, 2021

Draft Executive Summary as of 11/17/2021

Draft Vermont Freight Plan as of 11/17/2021

Video: Overview of the Draft Vermont Freight Plan and Its Initiatives (~11 minutes)

Newsletters and Outreach Material


Technical Memos and Resources


Zoe Neaderland, VTrans Planning Coordinator at zoe.neaderland@vermont.gov or 802-793-2778