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)
2018 California Freight Mobility Plan Addendum (PDF)*
2018 California Freight Mobility Plan Addendum (TXT)

2014 California Freight Mobility Plan (PDF) *
Sustainable Freight Action Plan (2016)
California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050 (PDF)

*Accessibility Assistance: Caltrans makes every attempt to ensure our documents are accessible. Due to variances between assistive technologies, there may be portions of this document which are not accessible. Where documents cannot be made accessible, we are committed to providing alternative access to the content. Should you need additional assistance, please contact us at (916) 654-2852,cfac@dot.ca.gov or visit https://dot.ca.gov/request-ada-compliant-documents.

If you have any questions about the plan, please contact us at CFAC@dot.ca.gov.

California Regional Planning Studies

Northern California

Northern California Megaregion Goods Movement Study (2019)
North State Transportation for Economic Development Study (2013)

Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Freight Mobility Study (2016) 

Central Valley

Warehousing, E-commerce, and Evolving Trade Patterns in San Joaquin County (2019)
San Joaquin Valley I-5/SR 99 Goods Movement Study (2017)

Central Coast

US 101 Central Coast California Freight Strategy (2016) 

Central Sierras

Eastern Sierra Corridor Sustainable Freight Study (2019)

Los Angeles/Inland Empire

SCAG Last Mile Freight Study (2020)
Connect SoCal Goods Movement Study (2019)
SCAG Industrial Warehousing Report (2018)

San Diego and Border Region

San Diego Border Master Plan Update (2021)
San Diego Imperial Gateway Study (2016)
California-Baja Border Master Plan (2014)

Featured Links

California State Transportation Agency

CalSTA

California State Transportation Agency
Connecting State Climate Goals and VMT

Carb 2017 Scoping Plan

Connecting State Climate Goals and VMT
California Transportation Commission

CTC

California Transportation Commission

Latest Updates

For periodic program updates and/or to subscribe to the freight newsletter, please email the OSFP team at CFAC@dot.ca.gov.

Contacts

Yatman Kwan, Chief, Office of Sustainable Freight Planning

Riley Keller, Branch Chief, Freight Planning

Kelly Eagan, Program Manager, Freight Performance Management

Jeffrey Morneau, Program Manager, California Freight Mobility Plan

Eric Fredericks, Program Manager, Freight Integration