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STATUS: Complete YEAR: 2020 TOPIC AREA: Sustainability, energy, and health Transportation planning, policy, and finance CENTER: NCST

Caltrans Sustainable Freight Academy

Project Summary

Project number: NCST-20-SP96
Funding source: Caltrans
Contract number: 65A0686
Funding amount: $111,154
Performance period: 3/1/2021 to 2/28/2022

Project description

This project will involve the design and implement two four-day in-person Sustainable Freight Academies for Caltrans during calendar year 2021. These trainings will build upon a model used by Caltrans for its other Field Academies, including the Freight Academy, but with a curriculum focused on Caltrans' role in implementing the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP) and California Freight Mobility Plan (CFMP). This includes preparing staff for the 2025 CFMP, with an emphasis on the role played by freight planning within system planning, including traffic management planning, identification of alternative routes, pavement design innovation, modal shift opportunities, and system resiliency.


Tom O'Brien
Director, METRANS CSULB Programs
6300 State University Drive
Suite 255Long Beach, CA 90815
United States
[email protected]