Rio Grande Valley Regional Freight and Trade Plan
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The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in South Texas is a multimodal freight and international trade hub, and its impact to the state and national economy is growing. During development of the 2018 Texas Freight Mobility Plan, TxDOT identified the need for a regional freight and trade transportation plan to promote regional connectivity, efficiency at intermodal facilities and border crossings, and continued economic prosperity for the region, Texas, and the nation.

The Rio Grande Valley Freight and Trade Transportation Plan identifies freight and trade activity, opportunities, challenges, and strategies in the RGV. It identifies how freight and trade needs and opportunities impact the local, regional, and statewide transportation network and economic competitiveness. It identifies strategies for enhancing freight mobility, safety, connectivity, and other factors within the region.

Explore the Rio Grande Valley Freight and Trade Transportation Plan:

Rio Grande Valley Freight and Trade Transportation Plan
Executive Summary
RGV Freight Transportation Goals and Objectives (Summary Sheet)
RGV Freight Network Designation
RGV Modal Profile and Needs Assessment
RGV Commodity Flow and Forecast
RGV Economic Impacts of Freight Transportation
RGV Freight and Land Use
RGV Recommendations and Implementation
RGV Recommendations and Implementation Appendix

Stakeholder Engagement

Public and private sector stakeholder input was a critical component of the Regional Freight Plan, starting with data collection and continuing through the development of recommendations and strategies to improve freight mobility. The stakeholder engagement process included:

  • Public and private sector stakeholders
  • Stakeholder meetings and two rounds of regional listening sessions
  • Individual and group stakeholder interviews
  • Focus groups

Kickoff Meeting - Sept. 12, 2019

Steering Committee Meeting- Dec. 4, 2019

Steering Committee Virtual Meeting - Feb. 3, 2020

Transportation Forums - Feb. 18-20, 2020

Steering Committee Virtual Meeting - June 4, 2020

Steering Committee Virtual Meeting - Sept. 1, 2020

Steering Committee Virtual Meeting - Nov. 18, 2020


Contact Us

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Freight, International Trade and Connectivity Section



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