Sustainable Freight Planning
California's goods movement system is a complex, decentralized, and dynamic mixture of public and private infrastructure--one that involves private carriers and shippers, government planning authorities, state regulatory agencies, and nonprofit public interest groups interacting on global, national, regional, and local scales.
Serving as major trade access gateway to the Pacific, California's supply chain systems, Port landside operations, and built infrastructure are all critical components to meeting the demands of the state's growing population and market size. While goods movement activities build stable jobs and support the economy, freight movement carries numerous environmental quality and public health impacts including air, noise, and watershed pollution. There are also traffic safety considerations that freight transportation planners must address.
Caltrans Office of Sustainable Freight Planning (OSFP) develops strategies, policies, and methodologies that work to improve the freight transportation system in California. This often involves contracted and in-house research studies that fulfill federal and state statutory requirements as outlined through Federal Transportation Re-authorization and Governor's Executive Orders.
California Statewide Plans
2020 California Freight Mobility Plan (current | future updates)
Sustainable Freight Action Plan (2016)
California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050 (PDF)
- Appendix A Truck Supply and Demand
- Appendix B TPS Profiles
- Appendix C District Profiles
- Appendix D Strategy Implementation Plan
- Appendix E Feasibility Guide
- Appendix F P3 Action Plan
- Appendix G ZEV Considerations
- Appendix H Truck Parking Demand Model
If you would like to view any of the appendices please contact us at CFAC@dot.ca.gov.
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If you have any questions about the plan, please contact us at CFAC@dot.ca.gov.
California Regional Planning Studies
Los Angeles/Inland Empire
San Diego and Border Region
Freight Data ToolsFreight Analysis Framework (FAF)
California Critical Urban/Rural Freight Corridors (CUFCs/CRFCs) Webmap
Guidance DocumentsLD-IGR Freight Focused Land Use Guide
Caltrans Corridor Planning Guide
Critical Urban/Rural Freight Corridor Designation Guidance
NACTO Smart Growth Planning Guide for Freight
National Highway Freight Network and The California Truck Network Resources (For The Best Experience Open With Microsoft Edge)