Goods Movement Collaborative
The Bay Area Goods Movement Collaborative brings together partners, community members and stakeholders from across the county and region in an organized structure to understand goods movement needs and identify, prioritize and advocate for short- and long-term strategies to address these needs in Alameda County and the Bay Area. The collaborative will establish an ongoing method for discussing and advocating for goods movement investments, policies and programs during the life of this project and beyond.
The Goods Movement Collaborative includes the following elements:
- Executive Team provides strategic guidance for the plan development and is comprised of executive-level staff from Alameda CTC, the Port of Oakland, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Department of Transportation, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Solano Transportation Authority, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
- Technical Team provides review of technical memorandums as well as draft and final plans, assists in identifying strategies to improve goods movement while minimizing impacts on communities and the environment, provides inputs on performance measures used to evaluate strategies and offers guidance on feasibility of implementation strategies and coordination. The Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee serves as the Technical Team for the countywide portion of the Goods Movement Collaborative.
- Interest Groups provide context and information on economic, business, environmental and community needs and issues related to goods movement, offer feedback on performance measures used to evaluate strategies, comment on strategies to realize goods movement economic opportunities and address goods movement effects on communities, and provide input on draft and final plans. Alameda CTC will perform direct outreach to obtain interest group opinions and perspectives at several points through the life of the Goods Movement Plan development. In addition, Alameda CTC invites interest groups to provide input at Technical Team meetings.
- Roundtable Meetings serve as forums and information-exchange platforms to bring together participants from the Executive Team, Technical Team, interest groups and other interested stakeholders to address plan development and goods movement advocacy. Five roundtables will occur throughout the project.
- Roundtable 2, November 15, 2014, Community Collaboration for Sustainable Goods Movement: Alameda CTC and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) hosted an interactive and engaging community forum to discuss neighborhood issues and opportunities related to goods movement and freight in Alameda County and the Bay Area.
- Roundtable 3, January 21, 2015, Moving Goods and Freight in the Bay Area: Needs and Opportunities: Alameda CTC and MTC hosted an engaging discussion to evaluate key findings from the goods movement needs assessments for Alameda County and the Bay Area region.
- Roundtable 4, July 22, 2015, Moving Forward: Bay Area Strategies for Improving Freight. Alameda CTC and MTC hosted an engaging, interactive workshop to discuss regional freight strategies and opportunities. To contribute your ideas, take the freight strategies survey.
- Roundtable 5, January 22, 2016, The Future of Freight: Mobilizing Partners Across the Bay Area: Alameda CTC and MTC hosted lively panel discussions on upcoming legislation, policies and funding opportunities to improve goods movement corridors in the Bay Area as well as collaborative partnerships to leverage the assets of the Northern California Megaregion.