Freight

2020 BUILD Grant

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 appropriated $1 billion available for obligation for transportation infrastructure and planning investments. SWODA applied on May 18, 2020 totaling $408,350 to develop a 16-county regional freight plan. The application was developed and submitted due to the importance of the Region’s contribution to local, state, and national economies. Southwest Oklahoma (the Region) is a critical economic generator for the State of Oklahoma and United States. The Region is host to many growing industries and provides vital freight connections through a robust system of air, rail, and roadway networks which connect energy production (wind, oil, and gas), agriculture production, and military installations to broader statewide and national facilities and supply chains.

Development of regional freight plan will provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach for the safe, efficient, and cost-effective movement of commodities and goods. The goal of the Southwest Oklahoma Regional Freight Plan (the Project) is to strategically direct local, state, and federal resources toward improved system performance for efficient movement of freight. Accordingly, the Project includes a public engagement process intended to promote stakeholder participation from the freight and logistics industry, business community, elected officials, tribal governments, and the public to find consensus on a prioritized project list. Identifying and prioritizing regional freight investments will allow the Region to maximize state, local, and federal resources.

Application Narrative

Letters of Support

Partners and Government Officials

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Reports, Plans, and Technical Information