Regional Goods Movement
Regional Goods Movement Plan (Updated June 2014)
Goods movement is a critical piece of the region’s transportation system, supporting a strong economy and providing residents and businesses with the products they need. Goods movement activities create a diverse array of jobs, and generate tax revenues to support crucial public investments. At the same time, goods movement activities have significant environmental and public health impacts on those communities located in close proximity to goods movement activities. Plan Bay Area, the region’s regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy, identifies goods movement as a key work item to advance as part of Plan implementation and to develop further for the Plan update in 2017.
MTC is developing an update to the Regional Goods Movement Plan. The regional work is being closely integrated with the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s (ACTC) countywide goods movement planning effort, as well as the ongoing state and federal freight planning and policy activity to ensure consistency among all plans and to provide a more complete picture of the goods movement system in the Bay Area.
The Regional Goods Movement Plan will:
The draft Vision Statement and goals detailed below will help guide development of the plan.
The Goods Movement system will be safe and efficient, provide seamless connections to international and domestic markets to enhance economic competitiveness, create jobs, and promote innovation while reducing environmental impacts and improving local communities’ quality of life.
Goods movement is a key component of MTC’s federal advocacy platform.
Carolyn Clevenger, 510-817-5736, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metropolitan Transportation Commission • 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, California 94607
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