Planning for Change:A Systematic California “Call to Action” for FreightHearing — “Goods movement: Assessing California’s 21st Century Needs and Consequences”November 15, 2005presented toSenate Transportation Sub-Committee on California Ports and Goods Movementpresented byTherese W. McMillanDeputy Executive Director — PolicyMetropolitan Transportation CommissionOakland, California
A 4-Plank proposal:
Does NOT mean starting from scratch, but cohesively putting together pieces for a strategic statewide freight vision
Baseline assessment for three distinct freight movements:
Baseline requirement: Maintain and Sustain existing infrastructure
Establish specific freight system performance objectives, i.e.:
Bottom line:If we can’t do everything what’s in the best interests of the State of California in terms of freight movement?
What’s the best choice for the State???
Identify and evaluate investment options to achieve the performance objectives
Among many, two critical elements
Private Sector contributions: U.S. goods movement in the country defined by major private sector ownership and operation of freight infrastructure