Minnesota Freight Railroad Map (January 2015) (PDF 32"x40", 6 MB)
- Print-friendly version (December 2014) (PDF 8.5"x11", 2 MB)
- Print-friendly version - Shortlines (December 2014) (PDF 8.5"x11", 2 MB)
- Twin Cities Metro Area (December 2014) (PDF 8.5"x11", 1 MB)
- Rail Project Managers Area Map (PDF 8.5" x 11", 451 KB)
- State Rail Bank Corridors (PDF 8.5"x11", 856 KB)
- Intermodal Terminals in Minnesota (PDF 8.5"x11", 936 KB)
- Minnesota Freight Facilities (PDF 1.4 MB)
- Oversize/Overweight Superload Corridors 2013 (PDF 1.63 MB)
- Minnesota Twin Trailer Network (PDF 916 KB)
- Truck Freight Tonnage 2013 (PDF, 3.77 MB)
- DRAFT Southeastern Minnesota Frac Sand Facilities Map (PDF 2.0 MB)
FHWA Freight Analysis Framework (FAF)
Contact: Matt Pahs
The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) is an accepted standard for analyzing origins and destinations of major freight flows. FAF uses an economic model of the United States to forecast commodity shipments. MnDOT has current and forecasted freight flows to 2030 based on these state-to-state forecasts. http://faf.ornl.gov/ For a guide, click here.
This tool is used to:
- capture data about goods movements, particularly origins and destinations of major freight flows;
- develop commodity flow modeling; and
- support MnDOT's focus on corridor-level management and analysis.
Freight Facilities Database
Contact: Matt Pahs
The database includes freight-generating facilities in Minnesota, categorized by business type, commodity, and/or location. Maps and attribute tables can be generated to support integrated, multimodal transportation planning.
With this information, MnDOT is able to:
- develop, evaluate, and prioritize investment decisions and infrastructure needs that consider freight;
- identify corridors of high freight activity and plan growth along priority corridors; and
- create the foundation for commodity flow modeling.
Rail Crossing Information Database
Contact: Tim Spencer
This is a database that enables MnDOT to:
- maintain an accurate, timely and consistent rail crossing and infrastructure inventory
- maintain project, financial, and crash information.