- Freight Planning Branch
- Freight Plans & Studies
- California Freight Mobility Plan
- Goods Movement Action Plan
- California State Rail Plan- Freight Rail Element
- Regional Goods Movement Plans
- Fact Sheets
- Specialty Areas
- Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF)
Joanne McDermott, Chief
Freight Planning Branch
Division of Transportation Planning
California Freight Mobility Plan
Caltrans Division of Transportation Planning is currently developing the “California Freight Mobility Plan,” an update to the Goods Movement Action Plan (GMAP), issued in two phases in 2005 and 2007. The GMAP helped guide project selection for the allocation of funds under the $2 billion Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) program, authorized by the voter-approved Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1B).
Continuing a Legacy
Similar to the GMAP, the California Freight Mobility Plan will address current freight conditions, identify important trends, and respond to major issues in goods movement across all modes and regions of California. In addition, the updated plan will respond to a number of contemporary issues in terms of community impacts, trucking, new legislation, regional differences and linkages, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies.
The Freight Mobility Plan will revisit and, as appropriate, renew the underlying GMAP goals to promote economic growth, encourage job creation, and increase mobility, while enhancing public safety and security and addressing the environmental challenges of moving goods via the State’s highways, railways, airports, and seaports.
The plan will also incorporate information from the Freight Element of the California State Rail Plan. It will use recent freight industry information developed by seaports, railroads, airports, and others, as well as benefit from important regional freight mobility planning programs by partner agencies.
For a fact sheet on the plan, click here. California Freight Mobility Plan Fact Sheet (PDF).
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