California Sustainable Freight Action Plan
Governor Brown's July 2015 Executive Order B-32-15 directed the secretaries of the California State Transportation Agency (CALSTA), California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), and Natural Resources Agency to lead other relevant State departments in developing an integrated action plan by July 2016 that "establishes clear targets to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness of California's freight system." Participating State departments include the California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Energy Commission, and the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
In support of the direction for the action plan to be informed by broad stakeholder input, the interagency team engaged stakeholders throughout the State through webinars, presentations to staff and boards from regional agencies, the California Freight Advisory Committee (CFAC), and briefings with interested parties such as industry leaders, environmental groups, and other community groups. The resulting California Sustainable Freight Action Plan was informed by existing state agency strategies, including the California Freight Mobility Plan, Sustainable Freight Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions, and the Integrated Energy Policy Report and identified State policies, programs, and investments. To ensure progress toward a sustainable freight system, the Order also required work to be initiated on corridor-level freight pilot projects within the State's primary trade corridors that integrate advanced technologies, alternative fuels, freight and fuel infrastructure, and local economic development opportunities.