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Freight Advisory Task Force
March 13, 2012

TIA Freight Presentation (PDF)
PLAN 2040 Freight Operations and Safety Program (PDF)

Freight Advisory Task Force –
October 25, 2011

Freight Improvement Program (PDF)
Statewide Freight Plan Update (PDF)


Freight Advisory Task Force –
April 14, 2011

Task Force Agenda (PDF)
SR 6 Truck Friendly Lanes (PDF)
PLAN 2040 (PDF)
Freight Improvement Program (PDF)

 

Freight

The Atlanta region is a major freight and goods movement and distribution hub and the main economic engine for the state of Georgia.

The main objective of ARC's freight planning effort is to develop a framework for facilitating and enhancing freight mobility and goods movement in the region, improving the region’s economic competitiveness, and minimizing environmental and community impacts.

For more information about the ARC freight planning program and initiatives, please contact us at 404.463.3285.

Atlanta Regional Freight Mobility Plan

Identifying and programming effective improvements to accommodate increasing freight, goods, and services movement in the Atlanta region is vital to the economic vitality and quality of life of our region.  To address freight in a comprehensive manner, ARC undertook the development of a data-driven, policy-based Atlanta Regional Freight Mobility Plan for the metropolitan area.

Atlanta Regional Strategic Truck Route Master Plan

The Atlanta Regional Strategic Truck Route Master Plan will build off of the recommendations of the Atlanta Regional Freight Mobility Plan to address issues pertaining to truck routing and operations in the Atlanta region.

Freight Advisory Task Force

The Freight Advisory Task Force was established in 2003 as part of the ARC regional planning process. The Task Force meets quarterly. The general membership of public/private sector freight representatives include railroads, trucking, airport, chambers of commerce, and community improvement districts. The Task Force provides a forum for dialogue between the freight community and the public sector on freight and goods movement issues; input to Mobility 2030 development; identification of freight mobility characteristics and needs of the region; prioritize freight transportation needs of the region; ensure freight and goods movement needs are addressed in planning, investment, and operations of the region's transportation system; and finally, provide on-going input into the planning process, investment, and operation of the region’s transportation system.

Task Force Goals

  • Improve goods and services movement in the region
  • Improve reliability of goods movement
  • Minimize the cost of goods movement
  • Improve characteristics of transportation system for freight movement

Task Force Objectives

  • Provide input on policies and improvements for freight mobility
  • Identify freight mobility characteristics and needs
  • Highlight the significance of freight to the region
  • Improve safety of the transportation system
  • Prioritize freight transportation needs and investments

For more information about the ARC freight planning program and initiatives, please contact us at 404.463.3285.

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