The Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board is held accountable to create a comprehensive and coordinated state program to facilitate freight movement between and among local, national and international markets which enhances trade opportunities. The Board is also charged with finding solutions that lessen the impact of the movement of freight on local communities.
Washington’s economy is very dependent upon trade and reliant on our ability to compete in a global economy. To remain competitive, we need to move our products and goods efficiently. Freight mobility depends, to a great extent, on the efficiency of the state’s multimodal transportation network to maintain our competitive position.
The Board proposes policies, projects, corridors and funding to the legislature to promote strategic investments in a statewide freight mobility transportation system. They also propose projects that soften the impact of freight movement on local communities (RCW 47.06A).