Freight Data & Resources

Freight Data & Resources

This page is a collection of multimodal freight data and analysis for northeastern Illinois. 

Freight System Overview

Developed as part of the ON TO 2050 series of snapshot reports, The Freight System: Leading the way report is now available (posted August 2017). It provides a high-level overview of the regional freight system, including the economic impact, infrastructure needs, and local regulatory challenges.

Regional Freight System Planning Map (posted March, 2013)
Chicago Freight System Planning Map (posted March, 2013)

Freight Performance

CMAP has identified truck bottlenecks using the number of congested hours of truck travel per weekday.  Results of this analysis for 2015 and 2018 are linked below:

Map: Truck bottlenecks, 2018 (posted November, 2019)
Map: Truck bottlenecks, 2015 (posted May, 2016)

CMAP's highway congestion scans provide additional congestion data.

Freight Volume

Facility Inventory

Land Use

CMAP has completed a series of Policy Updates on industrial land use topics.

Vehicles

Illinois Maximum Legal Dimensions and Weights (pdf from IDOT website, revised February 2018)

Safety

Planning Recommendations 2010

The report below was compiled in support of the development of the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.  Many of the recommendations in the report were adopted in GO TO 2040, but the report is not adopted as a policy document.  Nonetheless, the report contains valuable information and insight into the multi-modal freight system in the Chicago region.

Freight System Planning Recommendations (pdf, 14MB)

Appendices (pfd, 6MB)

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Freight Data & Resources

This page is a collection of multimodal freight data and analysis for northeastern Illinois. 

Freight System Overview

Developed as part of the ON TO 2050 series of snapshot reports, The Freight System: Leading the way report is now available (posted August 2017). It provides a high-level overview of the regional freight system, including the economic impact, infrastructure needs, and local regulatory challenges.

Regional Freight System Planning Map (posted March, 2013)
Chicago Freight System Planning Map (posted March, 2013)

Freight Performance

CMAP has identified truck bottlenecks using the number of congested hours of truck travel per weekday.  Results of this analysis for 2015 and 2018 are linked below:

Map: Truck bottlenecks, 2018 (posted November, 2019)
Map: Truck bottlenecks, 2015 (posted May, 2016)

CMAP's highway congestion scans provide additional congestion data.

Freight Volume

Facility Inventory

Land Use

CMAP has completed a series of Policy Updates on industrial land use topics.

Vehicles

Illinois Maximum Legal Dimensions and Weights (pdf from IDOT website, revised February 2018)

Safety

Planning Recommendations 2010

The report below was compiled in support of the development of the GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.  Many of the recommendations in the report were adopted in GO TO 2040, but the report is not adopted as a policy document.  Nonetheless, the report contains valuable information and insight into the multi-modal freight system in the Chicago region.

Freight System Planning Recommendations (pdf, 14MB)

Appendices (pfd, 6MB)

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