California Department of Transportation
 

Regional Goods Movement Activities and Plans

Overview

Many of Caltrans’ regional partners – Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs) – have contributed to the State’s goods movement knowledge-base by forming goods movement task forces, conducting studies, and developing plans of their own.  Caltrans has participated in and supported many of these regional goods movement planning activities.  Listed below are some of these regional goods movement resources.  Beyond this list, many MPOs and RTPAs have goods movement sections in their Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs).

Bay Area

Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Goods Movement web page – Contains information on their goods movement initiatives and the 2004 Regional Goods Movement Study for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Central Valley

Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ (SACOG) Goods Movement web page – Contains information on their Goods Movement Advisory Group and the SACOG Regional Goods Movement Report (Phase I Report released in September 2006 and Phase II White Papers Draft released in January 2007).

The MPOs of the San Joaquin Valley representing 8 counties – Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare – are working in collaboration with Caltrans on a San Joaquin Valley Regional Goods Movement Action Plan.  When the final document is available, it will be posted here.

An Existing Conditions Assessment Technical Memorandum was published in November 2011.  Information is also available on a Truck Model Improvement Project

Los Angeles and Inland Empire

The Multi-County Goods Movement Action Plan, completed in 2008, was a joint effort of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Caltrans, and the project lead, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). 

Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Goods Movement web page – Contains information on their Goods Movement Program, including an Inland Port Feasibility Study and Goods Movement Emission Reduction Action Plan, and the “Goods Movement Knowledge Database” – a searchable electronic library of over 150 goods movement studies.

Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Goods Movement web page – Contains information on their regional initiatives related to goods movement.

Riverside County Transportation Commission’s (RCTC) Goods Movement web page – Contains information on their goods movement activities.

San Bernardino Associated Governments’ (SANBAG) Goods Movement web page – Contains inland goods movement resources.

San Diego and Border Region

The San Diego region was included in the Multi-County Goods Movement Action Plan process (see LOS ANGELES and INLAND EMPIRE section).

San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Freight web page – Contains information on their freight and intermodal planning efforts and details about the West Coast Corridor Coalition (WCCC).  SANDAG also has a web page related to Border Coordination.