On May 5, 2014, the California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will hold a public forum for the development of the Sustainable Freight Strategy (Strategy). The purpose of this dialogue is to provide an opportunity for open, interactive discussions with staff and between attendees. Materials, including an agenda, will be posted on the Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/gmp/sfti/sfti.htm no later than May 1, 2014.
The forum will be held at the following time and place:
Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Coastal and Sierra Hearing Rooms, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
California’s freight transportation system is a multi-modal system designed to move freight across the State, the nation, and the globe. The freight system is a critical part of our economy and a significant contributor to our air quality concerns. The collective efforts of impacted communities, the logistics industry, air quality agencies, and the ports have yielded significant progress in reducing the air pollution impacts from the movement of freight or goods.
On January 23, 2014, the Board adopted resolution 14-2, which directed staff to engage all interested stakeholders to provide input on the development of a Strategy document by the end of 2014. The purpose of the Strategy is to identify and prioritize actions that move California towards a sustainable freight transport system that is characterized by improved efficiency and zero or near-zero emissions.