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Bill Stankiewicz Copy From Todd Long Gadot

  1. 1. Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan Todd Long, P.E, P.T.O.E. Director of Planning 2010 Georgia Logistics Summit April 29, 2010
  2. 2. AGENDA • Georgia’s Freight Snapshot • Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan • GDOT’s Freight Planning Activities • Statewide Freight & Logistics Plan
  3. 3. GEORGIA FREIGHT FACTS  Georgia’s freight flows are forecast to increase 260% by the year 2035 2.5 Billion Tons  Trucks currently carry 2.5 86% of freight moving 2 through Georgia 1.5 945 Million Billions of Tons Truck traffic is growing 1 Tons twice as fast as car 0.5 traffic 0 2004 2004 2035 2035 Source: GDOT’s Statewide Truck Lane Study
  4. 4. GEORGIA FREIGHT FACTS (CONT’D.) • Freight & transportation-related jobs account for almost 15% of jobs in the state • Georgia is home to six of the top 50 cargo carriers, including the world’s largest -- UPS • Efficient transportation networks are a primary driver of business location decisions • Cargo from Georgia is within two or less days of 80% of the nation’s commercial & industrial markets Georgia is the major hub for freight movement in the Southeast
  7. 7. FOCUS ON FREIGHT & LOGISTICS Investing in Commission for a Tomorrow's New Georgia: Statewide Transportation Freight and Freight & Logistics Today (“IT3”): Task Force Logistics Plan Freight Analysis
  9. 9. GEORGIA’S STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN •Senate Bill 200 launched Georgia’s first statewide transportation “business case” •Goal: “Inform and guide the overall public dialogue away from input-based methods of spending government funds to a new paradigm of results-based investments in public infrastructure to support economic growth”
  10. 10. GEORGIA’S STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN •Plan does not favor “planes, trains or automobiles”; it favors performance per taxpayer dollar invested. – Quantifies employers’ access to ‘talent pools’ – Identifies concept of reliable 30-45 minute commute area workers – Emphasis on efficient and affordable freight movement
  11. 11. GEORGIA’S STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PLAN •Allocation of current & new resources – Discusses limitations of current resources &what desired outcomes can be achieved with more revenue – Four investment ‘portfolios’ based on availability & flexibility of resources – Specific recommendation that any new revenues be strategically deployed & effectively governed
  12. 12. AT CURRENT TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT LEVELS: GEORGIA’S OUTLOOK IS GRIM Year 2030 outlook* ▪ Economic upside (GDP & jobs) from port expansion is at risk--despite investments in ‘last-mile’ connectivity Freight Transport ▪ Other growth opportunities may head to competitors (e.g., Norfolk & NY/NJ) as our priority freight corridors see 60% peak increase without corresponding capacity investments Metro ▪ Per capita congestion costs nearly double today’s levels Atlanta ▪ Employment center talent pools 33% smaller than today people ▪ Core transit system operating at 70% of current levels mobility ▪ Xpress bus service & other transit systems cut or eliminated ▪ Medium-sized cities--at best--experience “Atlanta-like” or Medium-sized “Charlotte-like” levels of congestion…at worst, population city and rural & job growth choked off before that occurs area people ▪ Safety improves, but rural job center accessibility remains mobility unchanged (e.g., minimal investment in Governor’s Road Improvement Program ”GRIP”) *Assumes current resources allocated primarily towards people mobility in metro Atlanta and rest of state, as reflected in Funding Level 1 SOURCE: GRTA/ARC Travel Demand Model; Kimley-Horn; team analysis
  13. 13. HOW GDOT SPENDS MOTOR FUEL DOLLARS Federal Aid Matching General 28% Operations 28% State Aid for local capacity 4% Local assistance for road repaving Debt Service 7% 33%
  14. 14. “Transportation Investment Act of 2010” (Georgia House Bill 277) • Passed by the Legislature last week • Creates 12 Special Tax Districts for transportation that follow Regional Commission boundaries. No county within a District is allowed to “opt out”. • In the general primary election in 2012, citizens will vote to levy a special District transportation tax to fund a specific list of projects • Director of Planning will establish the criteria for a District’s list • Each District will establish a Regional Transportation Roundtable, who will create, review, amend & approve their Districts’ list, working in collaboration with the Director of Planning • The tax is levied for a 10-year term. • Revenues invested in the District where the funds are collected.
  15. 15. GDOT’S EXISTING FREIGHT INITIATIVES • Central Georgia Corridor Study (2003) • Interstate System Plan (2004) • Freight Planning Guide Book (2004) • Statewide Freight Plan (2006) • Created a new “Freight Coordinator” position in the Office of Planning (2007) • Statewide Truck-Only Lane Feasibility Study* (2008) • Managed Lanes System Plan (2009) • Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan (2010) *Received Honorable Mention for U.S. DOT’s Planning Excellence Award
  16. 16. GDOT’S STATE & NATIONAL FREIGHT PARTNERSHIPS • Latin America Trade & Transportation Study • Institute for Trade & Transportation, member • Commission for New Georgia’s “Freight & Logistics Task Force” • I-95 Corridor Coalition • Continental 1 Corridor Coalition • El Camino/US 84 Corridor Coalition
  17. 17. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN • Currently under early development • Will set specific goals and performance measures for all modes of freight movement –Strategic guidance for programs & projects that will improve the flow of commerce into, out of, and through Georgia –Provide options & strategies for addressing short, medium and long-term freight transportation needs and improvements
  18. 18. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN (CONT’D.) SUPPLY: • Analyze all assets in Georgia’s freight transportation network: – highways – public & private railroads – intermodal terminals & connectors – ports & inland waterways – airports • Evaluate the capacity for capturing opportunities for freight to shift among modes
  19. 19. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN (CONT’D.) DEMAND: • Identify major freight origin & destination hubs (including warehouse/distribution) • Identify major freight corridors for each mode, including significant freight bottlenecks for all modes • Last-mile connectivity issues around Port of Savannah & other key locations
  20. 20. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN (CONT’D.) • Develop a range of economic forecasts • Forecast future freight flow volumes and trends • Determine benefit-to-cost ratios for identified needs & projects • Identify performance metrics for matching supply & demand to evaluate projects that improve freight movement & logistics operations
  21. 21. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN (CONT’D.) • Outreach mechanisms and input forthcoming: – Extensive Private Sector Involvement throughout – Elected Officials’ Guidance & Briefings – Cross-cutting Public Agency Outreach & Cooperation – General Public Input & Education – Coordination with other initiatives, such as today’s Georgia Freight Summit
  22. 22. Georgia Freight Summit Survey Results • Almost 100 responses • Respondents: – Manufacturers – Logistics consultants – Economic Development/Chambers of Commerce – Third party logistics/warehousing specialists – Transportation service providers • Broad range of business sizes (1 to 15,000+ employees)
  23. 23. Georgia Freight Summit Survey: Reported Concerns & Issues Greater Moderate Lesser Issue Area Impact Impact Impact N/A Reliability 46% 26% 21% 7% Congestion 44% 27% 20% 9% Safety 36% 29% 25% 9%
  24. 24. Georgia Freight Summit Survey: Freight Corridor Improvement Needs Safety Other Operational 2% 4% 10% Sample of responses: • Various I-285 locations, I-20 at I-285 (west), I-285 (“northern arc”) • Georgia 400 northbound Connectivity 21% • I-85 north of I-285 Capacity • Jimmy DeLoach Parkway 63% (Savannah)
  25. 25. STATEWIDE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS PLAN (CONCLUSION) Final product will be an Action Plan that:  Identifies critical needs for all modes (rail, highway, water, air)  Addresses freight bottlenecks and critical “last mile” locations  Considers benefit-to-cost analyses, environmental considerations and constructability  Delivers a strategic framework for policy-makers to deliver projects that will improve the flow of goods and support Georgia’s economic development goals  Recognizes funding and resource trends
  26. 26. THANK YOU! QUESTIONS? Todd Long, P.E, P.T.O.E. Director of Planning 404-631-1021