Presentation on theme: "PLANNING HORIZONS PLANNING HORIZONS March 12, 2002 GOODS MOVEMENT."— Presentation transcript:
PLANNING HORIZONS PLANNING HORIZONS March 12, 2002 GOODS MOVEMENT
GOODS MOVEMENT PLANNING PERSPECTIVES RICHARD NORDAHL CHIEF, OFFICE OF GOODS MOVEMENT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
CALTRANS MISSION Caltrans improves mobility across California For what? People Goods, services, information
CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVES 5 th largest economic power in the world – GSP over $1.3 trillion annually Over 1 in 7 jobs in the state are tied to the movement of international trade 16% of the nations exports are from California
CALIFORNIA PERSPECTIVES 1996 Freight Volume: 1.16 billion tons 76 percent was moved by trucks 2016 Freight Volume Forecast: 1.81 billion tons (56% increase) 79 percent will be moved by trucks Federal forecasts project a 100% increase in the western state volumes between 2000 and 2020
PROGRAM GOAL California fosters the development of a balanced, integrated, seamless, multimodal goods movement transportation system that is safe, efficient, reliable and effective. It recognizes that this statewide system of highways, rail lines, airports, seaports, and border crossings is essential to a healthy economy and quality of life.
DESIRED OUTCOMES TRANSPORTATION – Improve mobility and access, reduce congestion; increase reliability and safety ECONOMIC – enhance economic development; reduce transport costs COMMUNITY LIVABILITY – Reduce environmental and community impacts; increase community involvement
ACTION VEHICLES Policy development and research Plans (national, state, regional and local) Capital improvements Operational changes Institutional changes Funding (sources and availability) Partnerships (public and private) Education and training
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES Strengthen Partnerships – California Freight Mobility Coalition Increase Funding Availability – TEA21 Reauthorization, 2004 STIP, Public/Private Partnerships Develop the Improvements Enhance District Expertise Research, Demonstrate and Guide Communicate the Message
YOUR INVOLVEMENT Regional Planning System Planning IGR/CEQA; Community Planning Advance Planning (PID Development) Transportation Information/Forecasting Programming Rail, Aeronautics, New Tech, Operations, Local Assistance…
CONCLUSION Global and domestic trade are the linchpins to our economy. But we must respond to the challenges of moving those goods effectively, if we are to maintain mobility and enhance our citizens, our customers, quality of life.