Transportation is about more than moving people. It’s also about moving the goods and supplies that support the Tampa Bay region’s economy. The freight transportation system consists of highways, railroads, airports, ocean shipping channels, pipelines, and truck routes that deliver raw materials to manufacturers, food to grocery stores and restaurants, fuel to power plants, medicine to hospitals, and packages to offices. The region’s economy simply would not function without the freight transportation system. The Tampa Bay Regional Strategic Freight Plan recognizes the connection between freight and the region’s economy, and identifies strategies that will help move freight efficiently in the region while minimizing negative effects on neighborhoods.