This project was a joint effort between MAG, Maricopa County, and the City of Phoenix. The freight study recommended projects and policies that move goods more efficiently and safely through existing industrial clusters of Maricopa County, fostering the development of a diverse and economically thriving place to work and live. The study focused on commercial truck freight operations and how freight interacts with other modes of transportation such as cars, freight rail, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians. The project team delivered a stakeholder-driven plan that meets the current and future needs of the community.

This project:

  • Observed and documented existing conditions, including freight distribution mobility patterns of local distribution centers and warehousing facilities.
  • Developed an inventory of corridor needs, including intersection and movement needs, to reduce congestion and improve safety.
  • Recommended phased solutions to reduce congestion and improve safety for all modes (vehicles, trucks, bicycles, pedestrians, transit) through innovative and traditional methods.

Study Area

The study area for the Rio Salado North Freight Study is shown below.

Rio Salado North Freight Study area map
Transportation Planning & Performance Program Manager
Ted Brown