In 2020, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) became the 7th largest cargo airport in North America. This ranking is due to CVG’s role as home to Amazon Air Hub and DHL Express Global Superhub, in addition to serving 7 other air cargo carriers.
Railroads carry over 18 million tons annually in, out and through the OKI Region. Rail volume is forecasted to increase 38% by 2040. In the most recently published data (2016), Chicago and Cleveland continue to be the largest sources of rail freight terminating in Cincinnati while Detroit serves as the biggest market for rail shipments originating from the OKI region.
Freight Can’t Wait
Since 2007, OKI staff and members have been actively engaged in freight transportation planning due to its critical impact on the region’s socio-economic well-being. The efficient flow of goods, employees and customers ensures a healthy and robust regional economy. OKI is the leader for the tristate region in terms of freight transportation planning for all modes. OKI’s freight focus is on the application of new, emerging technologies, enhancements in the collection and application of freight data, and public/private partnerships at the local, state, national and global level to enhance opportunities for socio-economic growth.
Strategic Initiatives Manager
State Freight Plans
To receive funding under the National Highway Freight Program (23 U.S.C. 167), the FAST Act requires each State to develop a State freight plan, which must comprehensively address the State’s freight planning activities and investments (both immediate and long-range). The State must update its freight plan at least every five years, and may update its freight investment plan more frequently than the overall freight plan. [49 U.S.C. 70202(e)]. A State may develop its freight plan either separately from, or incorporated within, its statewide strategic long-range transportation plan required by 23 U.S.C. 135. Among other requirements, a State freight plan must—
- cover a five-year forecast period;
- be fiscally constrained;
- include a “freight investment plan” with a list of priority projects; and
- describe how the State will invest and match its National Highway Freight Program funds.
Ohio Freight Plan
Kentucky Freight Plan
AWAITING PUBLIC REVIEW
Indiana Freight Plan
AN UPDATED FAST ACT-COMPLIANT PLAN IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT