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Freight Mobility Plan Deliverables

Washington State Freight Mobility Plan Folio (pdf 5.3 mb)

Freight Plan FAQ (pdf 150 kb)

Sections: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11

Section 1

Develop Strategic Goals to show how the Washington State Freight Plan will help the state meet goals established under Title 23 United States Code 167, National Freight Policy, and also the state’s strategic goals for freight transportation

Literature Review:
Review of Other State Freight Plans (pdf 11 kb)
Other State Freight Plans Evaluation Form (pdf 25 kb)

Other WSDOT Planning:
Washington State 2010-2030 Freight Rail Plan
WSDOT Ferries Division Final Long-Range Plan
WSDOT Highway System Plan (pdf 19 mb)
Washington State Aviation System Plan 

Presented to the Seattle Freight Advisory Committee 9-17-13:
Washington State Freight Mobility Plan Overview (pdf 3.07 mb)

Section 2

Explain Economic Context that freight transportation planning plays in the state’s economy, identify supply chains that both support Washington’s important industrial sectors and are important to state and national exports

Washington State Freight Mobility Plan Task 2 - Interim Data Report (pdf 1 mb)

International Logistics and Trade Cluster Supply Chain Map (pdf 1.46 mb)
Aerospace Supply Chain Map (pdf 1.62 mb)
Apple Supply Chain Map (pdf 1.81 mb)
Milk Supply Chain Map (pdf 1.63 mb)
Wheat Supply Chain Map (pdf 3.26 mb)
Potato Supply Chain Map (pdf 3.43 mb)

Section 3

Document Washington’s Freight Polices and Institutions for:

  • State grant and loan programs available for freight-related infrastructure
  • The governance structures and funding mechanisms for state institutions that own and regulate freight infrastructure
  • Private infrastructure owners
  • Statutory and constitutional constraints on freight-related investments and polices
  • Multi-state freight planning activities

Freight related grant and loan programs:
Freight Rail Investment Bank and Freight Rail Assistance Program

Some of Washington's freight related institutions:
Washington State Transportation Commission
Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB)
Transportation Investment Board (TIB)
County Road Administration Board (CRAB)
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)
Washington State Patrol (WSP)

Some freight related multi-state planning groups:
FAST Corridor Partnership
North/West Passage
Inland Pacific Hub (IPH)
International Mobility and Trade Corridor Program (IMTC)
Corridors of the Future: I-5

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Section 4

Inventory State Freight Transportation Assets including:

  • Freight-carrying modes, warehousing and intermodal facilities, gateways and corridors that are located in or pass through the state
  • Facilities with freight mobility issues. (The plan will address facilities contained within the Washington State Freight Economic Corridors.)

Freight Goods Transportation System (FGTS) 2011 Update

Freight economic corridors:
Truck freight
Rail freight

Economic Corridor Criteria

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Section 5

Document Conditions and Develop Performance Measures that will guide the freight-related transportation investment decisions of the state including:

  • An identification of bottlenecks that cause delays and unreliability in freight movements
  • Specific locations that are in a poor state of repair
  • Locations that create safety hazards or other performance problems

Facilities with freight mobility issues:

Truck bottlenecks
Web-Based Freight Map Application
Truck Performance Measure Program Publications

Truck congestion
Executive Summary: The Impact of Truck Congestion on Washington State's Economy (pdf 1 mb)
Full Report: The Impact of Freight Congestion on Washington State's Economy
Presentation: "The Impact of Freight Congestion on Washington's Economy" (pdf 718 kb)

Truck parking
April 2008 Truck Parking Survey Report (pdf 2 mb)
2005 Truck Parking Study - Final Report (pdf 1.3 mb)

Presentation to FMSIB Freight Advisory Committee 9-9-13:
Truck Freight Highway Needs (pdf 2.16 mb)

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Section 6

Develop 20-year Freight Forecast by mode and commodity classification, for inbound, outbound, and freight passing through the state with origins and destinations both inside and outside the state

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Section 7

Overview of Trends, Needs, and Issues including:

  • How emerging trends make the needs and issues more significant
  • How emerging trends affect how needs and issues should be addressed

Freight Trends (pdf 36 kb)

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Section 8 

Analyze Strengths and Challenges for the State’s Freight Transportation System:

  • List the state’s competitive advantages and the most important problems to solve
  • Show in what respects freight systems that don’t meet state goals

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Task 9

Communicate Decision-Making Process for freight transportation improvements under consideration including:

  • Discussion of outreach to stakeholders and public:
    • How the state prioritized various strategies, projects, and policy changes
    • How state coordinates improvements of different modes of transportation
    • Ways state coordinates with other states in regional freight planning efforts and with metropolitan areas within the state

Public Outreach Plan (July 2013) (pdf 32 kb)

Freight Plan expert technical teams:
Urban Goods Movement Team (pdf 48 kb)
Global Gateways Team (pdf 68 kb)
Rural Economies Team (pdf 46 kb)
Freight Mobility Plan Advisory Committee (pdf 23 kb)

  • Conduct economic analysis:
    • Analysis of benefits and costs of improvements
    • Discussion of alternatives

Freight Benefit Evaluation Final Results (pdf 86 kb)
Development of a Freight Benefit/Cost Methodolgy for Project Planning (pdf 1.22 mb) 

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Section 10

Describe State’s Freight Improvement Strategy:

  • Show strategies in higher and lower priority groups
  • Tribal and Regional Freight Projects in the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan

  • WSDOT is accepted Tribal and Regional project submissions for the Washington State Freight Mobility Plan. Please see the memo and project submission form dated August 15, 2013 that was sent to our local partners for details about criteria for inclusion in the Plan and the submittal process. The deadline for project submissions was October 31, 2013. Projects submitted through this process will be published as part of the Freight Plan.
  • Analysis of how each improvement will advance goals relating to:
    • capital investments
    • operation improvements such as congestion pricing
    • policy changes including performance management
    • expanded use of ITS and other innovative technologies
  • Analysis of how proposed improvements will affect industries and supply chains identified in Section 2
  • Analysis of strategies to improve deterioration on agricultural and timber routes and analysis of expected outcomes from improvements
  • Discussion of how the State Freight Plan relates to other state transportation plans, metropolitan area freight plans, and adjacent state freight plans

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Section 11

Develop Comprehensive Implementation Plan that details:

  • Short- and long-term strategies
  • Approximate time schedule for each improvement
  • Analysis of which projects have the potential to create a revenue stream
  • Funding plan, showing how each project will be funded
  • Proposed partnerships with private infrastructure owners
  • How the state will work with adjacent states on projects that cross state lines

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