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STATUS: Complete YEAR: 2017 TOPIC AREA: Freight logistics and optimization CENTER: METRANS UTC PSR

California Freight Program Assessment Initiative

Project Summary

Project number: PSR-17-16
Funding source: Caltrans
Contract number: 65A0533
Funding amount: $150,000
Performance period: 5/1/2017 to 4/16/2018

Project description
The Caltrans Freight Program Assessment Initiative is intended to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Caltrans freight program and recommend best practices to improve Caltrans freight planning processes, programs and project delivery. This includes near-term and long-rangeassessmentsof the resources available to implement freight-related programs and how the department manages those resources; the identification of innovative freight planning and implementation practices and their applicability and transferability to Caltrans; the identification and definition of roles within the department that support innovation; and the development of an implementation strategy to help fulfill the freight program's mission.


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