Presentation on theme: "Moving Goods, Creating Jobs: Planning Portland Region Corridors for Economic Growth."— Presentation transcript:
Moving Goods, Creating Jobs: Planning Portland Region Corridors for Economic Growth
How Can ODOT Support Portland-Area Economic Growth and Job Creation? Understand the role of freight in key job-growth sectors Identify key regional job-growth areas that generate freight traffic (Economic Areas) Identify and prioritize the key corridors serving those sites (Economic Corridors) Evaluate the performance of corridors in relation to serving freight movement
Portland Regional Context – Why Freight Matters? Traded Industries are the core of the economy Goods production and movement relies upon the highway system for connecting to shipping gateways Economic growth relies upon maintaining regionally competitive levels of access and shipping reliability
Portland Regional Context – Why Freight Matters? A growing demand on freight movement: Internet purchasing and delivery Global supply chains Available prime industrial areas on the fringe of the urban boundary Competition for road capacity in a fiscally constrained region
Identifying Key Economic Areas Industrial Employment Thresholds 3,000+ jobs today 1,000+ job growth Types of employment Manufacturing Wholesale Trade
Evaluating Key Economic Corridors What performance measures matter for freight movement? Industrial Traffic Volume Peak Hour Congestion Duration of Congestion Travel Time Reliability 24-hour Corridor Speed Profiles Travel Time Range Travel Time Buffer Index How does performance change in future year forecasts?
Portland Region Economic Corridors Evaluation Report Congestion on key economic corridors will significantly increase over the next 25 years, degrading reliability Understanding the location and condition of key economic corridors can help: Prioritize locations for regional investment to maintain competitiveness for industrial growth Guide decision making about acceptable performance and design on the regional system: Development approval along key economic corridors Compatibility of urban “centers” planning with freight corridor needs
Acknowledgements ODOT Region 1 Andrew Johnson, Mike Mason Clackamas County Sarah Abbott (formerly ODOT Region 1) DKS Associates Mike Mauch, Lynda Tang, Garth Appanaitis, Sittipan Sittikariya Peer Review Portland Metro, Business Oregon
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