Rail and Intermodal Freight 

It is MDOT's goal to provide transportation programs and services that support freight logistics and multimodal transportation options. Freight in all forms via all modes must travel across and through Maryland in an efficient way to help grow our economy. Goods movement is critical to all business sectors, from health care, biotech, and service businesses to agri-business, manufacturing, and distribution. In addition to needing a healthy domestic freight network, our global presence is dependent on the Port of Baltimore and BWI Airport to move international cargo rapidly through the supply chain.

Maryland has a State Freight Advisory Committee (SFAC). Find out more information here.

Maryland has updated the state rail plan and the state freight plan. See the rail plan here. See the freight plan here.

MDOT Freight and Multi-modalism proactively pursues policy and project development for both multi-modal freight and intercity passenger rail in order to facilitate and improve the safe and efficient movement of goods and people across all transportation modes.

Contact Us

Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076

John Thomas
Assistant Director

Thomas Mackay
Rail Program and Policy Manager

Stacey Beckett
Rail Safety Program Manager & Operation Lifesaver Maryland State Coordinator

Jacqueline Thorne
Project Manager - Priority Projects