The California Sustainable Freight Action Plan
This Action Plan provides a recommendation on a high-level vision and broad direction to the Governor to consider for State agencies to utilize when developing specific investments, policies, and programs related to the freight transport system that serves our State’s transportation, environmental, and economic interests.
This integrated approach will serve to coordinate State agency priorities and timing on actions to influence freight transportation and energy infrastructure, vehicle and equipment technologies, and facility and operations efficiency, rather than the traditional and separate planning efforts for transportation, environment, and energy.
The Action Plan includes recommendations on:
- A long-term 2050 Vision and Guiding Principles for California’s future freight transport system.
- Targets for 2030 to guide the State toward meeting the Vision.
- Opportunities to leverage State freight transport system investments.
- Actions to initiate over the next five years to make progress towards the Targets and the Vision.
- Pilot projects to achieve on-the-ground progress in the near-term.
- Additional concepts for further exploration and development, if viable.
The Action Plan is the beginning of a process, and signals State government’s interest in collaborating with stakeholders on defining the actions necessary to make the vision for a sustainable freight transport system a reality. This Action Plan is not intended to replace other planning processes and documents such as the California Freight Mobility Plan or regional goods movement plans, but rather is intended to inform those efforts by providing a new perspective regarding the sustainability of the freight system and framework for ongoing collaborative processes. State agencies are committed to assessing the impacts of the Action Plan's recommended actions. Deeper analysis of certain actions can take place over time if and when the recommendations are being developed into specific proposals.
Moving forward, success will require government, industry, labor, and environmental and community leaders to stand together on this vision, as well as on a process to refine, build on, and prioritize actions that will attract needed funding (federal, State, local, private), and facilitate necessary legislative action.