(b)Plan Contents.—A State freight plan described in subsection (a) shall include, at a minimum—
an identification of significant freight system trends, needs, and issues with respect to the State;
a description of the freight policies, strategies, and performance measures that will guide the freight-related transportation investment decisions of the State;
(3) when applicable, a listing of—
a description of how innovative technologies and operational strategies, including freight intelligent transportation systems, that improve the safety and efficiency of freight movement, were considered;
in the case of roadways on which travel by heavy vehicles (including mining, agricultural, energy cargo or equipment, and timber vehicles) is projected to substantially deteriorate the condition of the roadways, a description of improvements that may be required to reduce or impede the deterioration;
consideration of any significant congestion or delay caused by freight movements and any strategies to mitigate that congestion or delay;
a freight investment plan that, subject to subsection (c)(2), includes a list of priority projects and describes how funds made available to carry out section 167 of title 23 would be invested and matched; and
consultation with the State freight advisory committee, if applicable.
(c)Relationship to Long-Range Plan.—
The freight investment plan component of a freight plan shall include a project, or an identified phase of a project, only if funding for completion of the project can reasonably be anticipated to be available for the project within the time period identified in the freight investment plan.
A State freight plan described in subsection (a) shall address a 5-year forecast period.
(2)Freight investment plan.—
A State may update a freight investment plan described in subsection (b)(9) more frequently than is required under paragraph (1).