Sustainable Freight Transport
This page last reviewed January 25, 2016
On July 17, 2015 Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15 which directs the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to lead other relevant State departments including the California Air Resources Board, the California Department of Transportation, the California Energy Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness of California’s freight system.
The integrated action plan, the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, will also identify State policies, programs, and investments to achieve these targets. The plan will be informed by existing State agency strategies, including California Freight Mobility Plan, Sustainable Freight Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Discussion Document, and Integrated Energy Policy Report, as well as broad stakeholder input.
California Sustainable Freight Action Plan Public Workshops and Webinar
Staff from the California Department of Transportation, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, will host regional workshops and a webinar on January 26, 28, February 1, and 5. Each workshop and webinar will follow the same format and presentation. For more information see the meetings schedule.
California Sustainable Freight Pilot Project Ideas
View Now: Pilot Project Ideas Received
Executive Order B-32-15 directs the State to initiate work this year on corridor-level freight pilot projects within the State's primary trade corridors that integrate advanced technologies, alternative fuels, freight and fuel infrastructure, and local economic development opportunities. Pilot project ideas that were received are now available.
Governor Brown Signs Executive Order B-32-15
View Now: Executive Order B-32-15
Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-32-15, which directs the State to develop an
integrated freight action plan by
July 2016. For opportunities to engage in related public meetings, see the California Freight Advisory Committee meeting schedule or sign up for our email listserve.
Sustainable Freight: Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions, Discussion Document
View Now: Sustainable Freight Discussion Document (PDF - 2.8MB)
The Sustainable Freight: Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Discussion Document (Discussion Document) is now available. The document has been updated subsequent to the April 23, 2015 Board meeting and contains a summary of clarifications made as part of the update, a link to the Board meeting transcript, a link to the written public comments on the Discussion Draft, and Board Resolution 15-22. The Sustainable Freight: Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Discussion Document sets out ARB's vision of a clean freight system, together with the immediate and near-term steps that ARB will take to support use of zero and near-zero emission technology.
- Sign up for our email listserve to receive notices of meetings, document availability, and other relevant information.
- Request an ARB speaker through ARB’s Ombudsman office by completing the Request for ARB Speaker form and selecting "Freight Movement" from the topic list.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions or comments.
For more information on ARBs Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative, please contact the Freight Transport Branch at (916) 322-8382.