Conditions in the goods movement industry have rapidly evolved over the last several years. The 2050 Freight Industry Level Forecasts Update Study will develop updated, accurate information on freight demand, both current as well as projected out to 2050 and 2055.
This effort builds on three previous NJTPA Freight Planning studies. The 2040 Freight Industry Level Forecasts Study
, completed in 2012, developed the NJTPA Freight Forecasting Tool (FFT) and produced a set of 16 stand-alone Freight Profiles: one for each of the 13 NJTPA counties, Newark, Jersey City and the entire NJTPA region. The Regional Freight Commodity Profiles Study
, completed in 2015, enhanced the FFT and produced a set of Regional Commodity Profiles for the top commodities in the NJTPA region. The 2050 Freight Industry Level Forecasts Study
, completed in 2020 identified where concentrations of goods movement activity could occur in the region, the types of commodities that could be moving and where strategic investments should be considered to support economic growth and enhance regional resiliency. The results of this work will serve as background for the next NJTPA Long Range Transportation Plan as well as Freight Planning and subregional planning studies.
For further information on this project, contact Anne Strauss-Wieder, NJTPA Project Manager at