Seattle Industrial Areas Freight Access Project Overview
July 15, 2014
On November 19, 2013 the Freight Access Project team from SDOT, the Port of Seattle and Transpo Consulting held a workshop with the Seattle Freight Advisory Board to identify and discuss key issues and problems that interfere with the reliable movement of freight trucks within and between the city’s Manufacturing and Industrial Centers, and to the regional highway network. The outcome of this discussion can be found here, and will be used by the project team to better understand the transportation challenges facing the freight community.
The project is being carried out by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) in partnership with the Port of Seattle (POS). The transportation firm, the Transpo Group, has been hired as a consultant to assist SDOT with the project.
The purposes of the Seattle Industrial Areas Freight Access Project are to support and promote regional and international economic competitiveness and lay the groundwork for a more comprehensive Seattle Freight Master Plan. The project will do this by identifying and initiating solutions to freight mobility, circulation and access needs within and between:
Assess opportunities and initiate solutions within the study area to:
SDOT and POS expect to develop a set of prioritized short-, intermediate-, and long-term improvement recommendations to be considered in the City Freight Master Plan and the respective agencies’ implementation programs.
The City of Seattle Freight Advisory Board will serve as the primary stakeholder advisory group to the project along with input from a wide range of freight interests and organizations.
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