Managing the Impacts of Freight in California

This research was motivated by new provisions in the 2016 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which requires states to consider the impact of significant congestion caused by freight. The purpose of this research is to generate recommendations on the most effective strategies for reducing freight related congestion and its impacts. These recommendations will be considered for inclusion in the California Freight Mobility Plan (CFMP) 2019 version to comply with FAST Act requirements. This project identifies and provides the state with comprehensive information on significant congestion caused by freight movements in the two metro areas where most of the state’s freight activity is located, the Los Angeles and San Francisco regions. The research project consisted of the following tasks: 1) describe current and expected impacts of freight, 2) review the 2014 CFMP, 3) conduct public outreach to inform stakeholders of the research and recommendations, 4) review and assess mitigation strategies, and 5) provide recommendations for the 2019 CFMP.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $115,000
    • Contract Numbers:

      Caltrans 65A0527 TO 035

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      National Center for Sustainable Transportation

      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA  United States 
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Center for Sustainable Transportation

      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA  United States 

      METRANS Transportation Center

      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
    • Project Managers:

      Iacobucci, Lauren

    • Performing Organizations:

      METRANS Transportation Center

      University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
    • Principal Investigators:

      Giuliano, Genevieve

    • Start Date: 20170109
    • Expected Completion Date: 20171130
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180131
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01622711
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0527 TO 035
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 18 2017 5:08PM