About Us

The Freight Advisory Board was founded by Seattle City Council Resolution 31243 in September 2010. The Board is composed of 12 regular members - six appointed by the Mayor, five appointed by the Council and one appointed by the Port of Seattle. The board advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the city in the development of a functional and efficient freight system, and on all matters related to freight and the impact that actions by the city may have on the freight environment.

The Board shall:

  • Facilitate City policies, plans and projects to support local, regional and state freight mobility efforts, to help ensure a functioning regional and state freight system;
  • Provide input on City policies, plans and projects as they may relate to freight capacity, safety, access and mobility throughout the City, with a particular focus on the City's industrial lands, and the business they support; participate in the regular update of the Freight Mobility Strategic Action Plan; revisions of the Transportation Strategic Plan related to freight; designation of major truck streets; and provide comment on planned freight mobility projects; and
  • Prepare an annual report to the City Council on the status of its work program and on the achievement of its goals.


Who We Are

View of downtown from the port

Qualities of the positions:

  • Two-year terms, with opportunity to serve a second term
  • Six appointed by Mayor
  • Five appointed by City Council
  • One appointed by the Port of Seattle
  • Appointments confirmed by City Council

Membership shall include representation from different modes and types of freight, geographic locations, including the Duwamish and Ballard Interbay Northend Manufacturing and Industrial Centers, businesses, organizations and public agencies that depend on the efficient movement of freight, and Seattle residents who have experience with freight issues and an interest in improving the movement of freight.

Board Members