Georgia Statewide Freight and Logistics Plan. MPO Listening Sessions Brunswick MPO. March 2011. Agenda. Overview of Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan Freight at the MPO Level Available Freight Data Freight Planning Activities/Studies
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Georgia Statewide Freight and Logistics Plan MPO Listening Sessions Brunswick MPO March 2011
Agenda • Overview of Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan • Freight at the MPO Level • Available Freight Data • Freight Planning Activities/Studies • Discussion of Local Freight Issues, Needs and Projects • Next Steps for Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan
Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan Purpose: • Progression of “IT3”, Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan, and Governor’s Freight & Logistics Task Force • Maximize freight’s economic development potential in Georgia • Identify strategic investments and funding options to advance freight competitiveness
Summary of Scope of Work Plan Development Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Outreach (Task 1) Link F&L Plan to SSTP (Task 2) Strategic Freight and Logistics Framework (Task 3) Economic Evaluation and Projection (Task 4) Recommend-ations and Project Evaluation (Task 5) Freight and Logistics Action Plan • Make business case for investing in F&L • Identify freight-related projects from previous studies • Freight supply/ demand analysis • Identify strategic freight network • Refine forecasts with private sector • Describe economic value of freight investment • Develop freight performance measures • Prioritize projects and packages Sep May Jul Oct 2010 2011 2011 2011
Stakeholder Outreach and Coordination • GDOT Office of Planning, GDOT Intermodal Office, Georgia Office of the Governor, Georgia Dept. of Economic Development/Center of Innovation for Logistics, and FHWA. • Georgia MPOs • Chair of House and Senate Transportation Committees • Private Sector Modes -- Railroads, Airports/Air Cargo, Trucking • Others--UPS, Georgia Ports Authority, etc. • Freight and logistics industry professionals (i.e. attend Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals meetings, Georgia Logistics Summit, etc.) • State Highway Safety and Environmental offices, etc. • Newsletter • www.dot.state.ga.us/informationcenter/programs/georgiafreight/logisticsplan
“Making the Business Case for Freight” • Early Deliverable of Statewide Freight and Logistics Study • Builds off State Strategic Transportation Plan themes • Freight transportation assets have been critical to State’s economic growth • Coasting on past successes • Economic competitiveness at stake • Renewed and targeted investment will yield significant returns
“Making the Business Case for Freight”Historical Transportation Investment -- Georgia vs. U.S. • Increased investment in transportation increases GDP Source: GDOT Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan, 2010.
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Lane Mileage Growth (Interstates, Freeways, and Principal Arterials) 1990-2000 2000-2009 1985-1990 Source: FHWA Highway Statistics, Consultant Analysis.
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Intermodal Rail -- Investment Yields Growth • Intermodal Tonnage, FAF 2002 • NS Inman Yard IM capabilities expanded throughout 1980s • CSX Hulsey Yard rearranged to an intermodal yard in the 1980s • CSX Fairburn IM Yard opened in 1999 • NS Austell IM Yard opened in 2002 GA TN KY MS FL SC NC AL 0 1,000 800 600 400 200 • Source: FHWA Freight Analysis Framework.
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Southeast Intermodal Traffic is Relatively Low • Source: U.S. DOT, Federal Railroad Association, November 2008, Data from 2002. • Georgia is the intermodal rail leader in the Southeast, but has not kept pace with other regions in the country Low SE traffic is the result of both rail infrastructure needs and noncoastal population centers built around highways
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Panama Canal Widening Will Increase Maximum Ship Size • Savannah - 75% of imports and 50% of exports use the Panama Canal
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Competition from Major East Coast Ports • Port of New York/New Jersey • $2 B committed for increasing channel to “MLW” 50 feet, expanding on-dock rail, adding road access • Commitment to build a 110-acre container terminal • Needs to resolve clearance issue at Bayonne Bridge and replace Goethals Bridge – each project costs over $1B dollars • Port of Virginia (Norfolk) • Depth already sufficient • “Heartland Corridor” CSX initiative provides double-stacking to Ohio/Chicago • Port of Charleston • Likely to compete with Savannah to be first port of call for ships • Commitment to build $750 M, 280-acre terminal at former Naval Base with near-dock rail facility under negotiation • No plans to deepen harbor Source: Consultant Research.
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Challenging Landscape for Georgia Air Cargo • “Catchment area” overlaps with other well-developed international air cargo airports • Domestic air cargo security under increasing scrutiny • ATL aggressively pursing new customers • Roadways in place, GA marketing support may be needed • Other GA airports low on affiliated local businesses
“Making the Business Case for Freight”: Potential Benefits to Georgia Economy If Georgia can regain its historical 21% market share of the southeast regional freight economy… … the State would gain $20 billion in economic output for freight-related sectors between 2010 and 2020
Statewide Freight & Logistics PlanCurrent Tasks • Develop Modal Profiles • Truck • Rail (includes intermodal ramps) • Marine (Ports and Terminals) • Air cargo airports • What’s in a Modal Profile? • Supply of freight infrastructure • Demand for freight services • Economic impact of freight sector • Needs and issues for all modes • Interconnectivity
Integrating Statewide Freight and Logistics Plan with Local/MPO-level Freight Planning • State Freight & Logistics Plan will be macro-level • State’s access to major domestic and international markets • Interstate system in Georgia • Major state highways and access roads to major freight facilities (roughly 2,000 trucks/day) • Will investigate high-level capacity issues, within framework of MPO LRTP process • Will not address roadway geometry, signage, local truck routes, etc. (i.e. “last mile” connectivity) • Norfolk Southern, CSX, and shortline freight railroads • Public marine ports • Air cargo (airports with significant cargo volumes)
Available Freight DataTruck O-D Survey Data • GDOT conducted truck O-D surveys in 2005 • Surveys provide data on • Through truck traffic, • Commodity distribution, and • Trading partners
Available Freight DataTruck Trip End Data in the Brunswick Region • GPS-equipped data show the locations with the most truck trips in the region • Do the data look like what you expect? Source: 2010 FHWA Freight Performance Measures GPS Data
Key Brunswick Freight Features • Port of Brunswick • Mayor’s Point Terminal – CSX and NS on-terminal rail • Colonel’s Island Terminal – dry bulk, roll-on/roll-off (“RO/RO”), agri-bulk, autoport, CSX and NS rail services • Marine Port Terminals – dry bulk, liquid bulk, and general cargo, CSX and NS cross-dock operations • Trucking features • 11 freight terminals in Glynn County (terminals? mapped?) • Major truck routes: I-95, U.S. 82, U.S. 25 • Local truck traffic to support growing population and tourism • Rail features - CSX, NS, Golden Isles Terminal Railroad • Others?
Local Freight Planning Activities • 2030 Brunswick MPO’s LRTP • Section 7: Airport and Port • Section 8: Trucking and Rail Movement • 2035 Brunswick MPO’s Draft LRTP • Section 7: Airport and Port • Section 8: Trucking and Rail Movement • Airport Master Plans – focused on passenger movements • 2005 Brunswick Golden Isles Airport • 2005 McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport • Coastal Georgia Regional Transportation Assessment • Others?
Next Steps • Wrap-up MPO outreach • Finalize modal reports • Wrap-up private sector outreach and briefing • Attend Georgia Logistics Summit – May 10, 2011