H-GAC is undertaking a Regional Goods Movement Study. The Study will involve a comprehensive evaluation of the multi-modal goods movement system and develop strategies and recommendations for improving mobility and access for both commuters and freight.
What is the Purpose of the Study?
To develop a Regional Goods Movement Plan that identifies and prioritizes improvements and strategies to accommodate and enhance mobility of both people and goods while mitigating the negative impacts on congestion, safety, environment and quality of life.
How will the Plan be Developed?
The Regional Goods Movement Plan will be developed based on the findings of the Study that includes:
Data collection via surveys and interviews of freight stakeholders, travel surveys, GPS tracking data and review of previous studies.
Identification and assessment of existing and future goods movement and regional infrastructure for all modes.
Quantification of economic significance of freight transportation in the region.
Examination of environmental and social impacts related to goods movement.
Development and prioritization of strategies and recommendations to proactively address freight and goods movement needs and challenges in our region.
Identification of potential funding sources for implementation.
When will the Study be finished?
The Study started in April 2010 and will be completed in February, 2012, with interim study deliverables completed starting in September, 2010. See the “Reports” section of this website.