The MIC’s freight planning initiatives support the economic vitality of the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area and greater region by optimizing multimodal freight movement.

Movement of Freight Chapter - Connections 2040 (2014)

Northern MN-NE Wisconsin Regional Freight Plan (2009)

Duluth-Superior Area Truck Route Study (2001)

Metropolitan Rail Study (1998)

Duluth-Superior’s location at the western most point of Lake Superior creates a multimodal transportation hub connecting truck routes, rail lines, aviation facilities and Great Lakes shipping routes.

The movement of freight is especially important to the economic vitality of the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area and greater region.  Providing for an efficient transportation system reduces costs, increases productivity, and is a key site location factor for new businesses.




Duluth-Superior Truck Route Study – 2017 Update

See project web page for details.