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Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)

1107 NE 45th St, Suite 535
UW Mailbox: 354802
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.543.8690
Fax: 206.685.0767

Sloan Hall, Room 101
PO Box 642910
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
Phone: 509.335.3175
Fax: 509.335.7632

WSDOT Research Office
Transportation Building
Washington State Department
of Transportation
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
PO Box 47300
Olympia WA 98504-7300
Phone: 360.705.7000

Revised 14-Nov-2014 12:23
Washington State Transportation Center


Freight and Technology



With Washington's ports closer to Asia than any other major American port and the shared international border with the U.S.'s largest trade partner, Canada, Washington is one of the five most trade dependent states in the nation. As a result, the value and volume of goods moving within the Washington state freight system are large and growing. Every hour of every day, $37 million of freight moves on Washington state roadways, and in 2011, $111.5 billion in exports passed through the state. The impact on the state's economy is significant. For example, in 2010, Washingoton's freight transportation network supported 1.46 million jobs in freight-dependent industries that produced $129 billion in regional domestic product.

The state's freight policy goal is to develop and prioritize strategies to improve the freight transportation system that support and enhance trade and sustainable economic growth, safety, the environment, and goods delivery needs in Washington.

TRAC researchers are involved in numerous freight-related projects, for both WSDOT and the federal government, to help...

Contacts and Resources

University of Washington

Anne Goodchild 206.543.3747

Mark Hallenbeck 206.543.6261

Ed McCormack 206.543-3348

Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics online degree program


Washington State University

Ken Casavant 509.335.1608

Eric Jessup 509.335.5558

Jeremy Sage 509.335.5536

Freight Policy Transportation Institute