Additional Resources and Information
This page last reviewed February 26, 2014
Below are additional resources that may be useful to ARB Sustainable Freight Strategy stakeholders.
California Department of Transportation
California Freight Advisory Committee: The California Freight Advisory Committee meets quarterly, or as needed, to participate in the development of the California Freight Mobility Plan (CFMP), to serve as a forum for the discussion of freight-related topics, to help coordinate regional freight priorities with other organizations, and to advise the State on freight-related priorities, issues, projects, and funding needs.
California Interregional Blueprint: The California Interregional Blueprint CIB is a state-level transportation blueprint that articulates the State's vision for an integrated multimodal transportation system that complements regional transportation plans and land use visions (Caltrans CTP 2040 Fact Sheet, 2013).
California Transportation Plan: The California Transportation Plan (CTP) is a statewide, long-range transportation plan to meet future mobility needs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions prepared in response to Federal and State requirements and updated every five years. Caltrans is currently developing CTP 2040, which was initiated with the development of the California Interregional Blueprint in early 2010. Several state-level modal plans filter into the CTP, including:
U.S. Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. MAP-21 includes a number of specific freight provisions to improve the condition and performance of the national freight network and support investment in freight-related surface transportation projects.
National Freight Advisory Committee: The objective of this committee is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to freight transportation in the United States and the implementation of the freight provisions of the MAP 21.
California State University Long Beach Center for International Trade and Transportation
The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) is a University-approved, multidisciplinary center for multimodal transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training, and policy analysis, as well as community outreach.
Trade and Transportation Perspective is a monthly column written by Director of Research Thomas O'Brien for the Long Beach Business Journal, a bi-weekly publication. The column highlights important issues in goods movement and international trade and features CITT activities, including research findings.