Chester County Freight Plan

Chester County Freight Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission’s Landscapes3 Comprehensive Plan outlines a clear vision for the future of the Chester County framed around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect. The Chester County Freight Plan grows out of a recommendation from the Connect goal and will seek to advance objectives within the Prosper and Connect goal areas of the plan. This county freight plan will be conducted in two phases. Phase I of the plan will focus on establishing the county’s freight profile by defining the key freight industries, infrastructure, activity, and trends. This work will help identify issues and key tasks to be taken as a part of Phase II and the development of a county freight action plan.

Project Scope

Phase I (July 2020 – June 2021)

  • Steering committee formation
  • Targeted industry outreach
  • County freight profile development
  • Identify issues and objectives for a county freight action plan
  • Report documenting Phase I findings and objectives for Phase II

Phase II (July 2021 – June 2022)

  • Refine objectives for the county freight action plan
  • Industry and public outreach
  • Documentation of strategies
  • Final freight plan may include:
    • Freight performance metrics
    • Truck route network designation
    • Strategies to support urban freight issues in downtown areas
    • Policy recommendations for the advancement of key industry sectors

Industry Engagement

We want to hear from you! Are you a freight establishment in Chester County? Does your company ship or receive goods via truck or rail? We’d like to hear what challenges you face when moving goods in Chester County. Here’s how you can provide input for the plan: