Port and Freight Infrastructure Program

The 2022-23 state budget includes $1.2 billion for a one-time Port and Freight Infrastructure Program to help ease supply chain congestion and increase the capacity to move goods in California. The program seeks to improve the capacity, safety, efficiency and resilience of goods movement to, from and through California’s maritime ports, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and harmful impacts to communities adjacent to the corridors and facilities used for goods movement. 

These improvements are critical to enhancing and modernizing the multimodal freight transportation system, growing the economic competitiveness of California’s freight sector, promoting transportation equity, reducing freight-related deaths and injuries, and improving system resilience by addressing infrastructure vulnerabilities associated with security threats, climate change and natural disasters.

The California Department of Transportation will assist the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in implementing the PFIP program. CalSTA’s website offers more information on Freight, Rail, and Border transportation systems including the PFIP program. 

CalSTA Website Link: https://calsta.ca.gov/subject-areas/freight-rail-border

Applicants are directed to complete the Project Programming Request (PPR) and submit it as an attachment to the PFIP application.

For more information concerning this program contact:

Lale Tiejiao, AICP
Interagency Freight Program Manager
Division of Transportation Planning, Caltrans