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The New Hampshire DOT (NH DOT) Statewide Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will define a short and long-term vision for the freight system in New Hampshire. The statewide freight plan will be multi-modal; including air, pipeline, rail, truck and maritime transport. It will identify short, medium, and long-term strategies to guide future freight policies, investments, and partnerships. Work on the plan began in the spring of 2016 and will be completed by fall of 2018.

As part of the planning process, NH DOT has convened a State Freight Advisory Committee (SFAC). Committee members will participate in the development of the statewide freight plan, by providing direction and guidance on freight issues of concern and opportunities; freight stakeholders and areas of interest; strategies, actions, and policies; and project prioritization.

For more information about this project, please contact to Lucy St. John, Senior Planner, at

Join Us at the Statewide Freight Summit - New Date and Location:

Thursday, March 22, 2018*
Claremont Savings Bank - Community Room
145 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743

Registration / Check In: 12:30 PM
Program: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The ability to ship goods and products between New Hampshire and the rest of the world is key to the State's economy.

Please join us for New Hampshire's First Freight Summit where we will discuss:

  • New Hampshire Freight Plan Overview - New Hampshire's first statewide Freight Plan will help guide investment strategies for how over $4.5 million per year in federal funding will be used to improve freight movement in New Hampshire. Weigh in on rail, water, pipeline, airport and roadway freight needs from your perspective while learning about how freight is key to New Hampshire's economic and quality of life.
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) General Updates - Learn about some of the national trends in freight such as the impacts of the widening of the Panama Canal on East Coast ports.
  • New Hampshire Port Updates - 85% of the heating oil used in New Hampshire enters the state through the Port of Portsmouth. Hear an update from the Division of Ports and Harbors, which has plans for some significant investments to upgrade the State's Port facilities.
  • Autonomous Trucks and Connected Trucking - Learn about some of the latest developments in trucking with an update on the development and testing of Autonomous Trucking and Truck Platooning, which has the potential to change the trucking industry significantly.

Register Online Now!

Registration closes on Friday, March 16
Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who Should Attend?

  • Freight industry representatives (haulers, shippers & warehousing operations)
  • Members & staff of the regional planning commissions
  • State officials
  • Local officials
  • Elected officials
  • Businesses and non-profits who ship or receive goods and materials or are involved in freight logistics.

The project will host an Open House on the same day, in the same room, from 4 to 6 PM.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) is currently developing a Statewide Freight Plan. This strategic planning document will define a short and long-term vision for the freight system in New Hampshire. The Statewide Freight Plan will be multi-modal; including air, pipeline, rail, truck and maritime transport. For more information about this planning process, please visit the project website at

Access Accommodations: If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Samantha Souto at or (617) 357-5772 x18 by March 15, 2018.

*In the event of inclement weather, we will notify registered attendees that the event will be rescheduled.

Project documents are available for download below:

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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