The West Coast Corridor Coalition (WCCC) advocates collaborative solutions to transportation system challenges on the West Coast Corridor.
WCCC members represent the states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.
Specific WCCC objectives are to:
- Develop and mutually support a roster of “projects of corridor significance” that serve the nation and the region.
- Share “best practices” in order to optimize the capacity and performance of the existing corridor system.
- Encourage joint effort and effective cooperation among West Coast state, regional and local governments and the private sector.
- Advocate for financing options to fund transportation system improvements serving the interests of the Coalition, including both additional funding and regulator changes.
In April 2009, the Board of Directors adopted the Coalition's Business Plan, available here:
Climate Change and West Coast Transportation:
Toward a Clean, Green and Smart Transportation Corridor
September 16 - 17, 2010
The WCCC has established the following committees to focus on key issues:
Federal Relations Committee – The purpose of this Committee will be to assume lead responsibility in developing potential Coalition proposals for federal funding, policy positions on transportation legislation, and appropriate and effective means of presenting Coalition proposals and positions to policy makers, affected parties, and public constituencies.
Goods Movement Committee – The purpose of this Committee will be to assume lead responsibility in managing a public-private dialog that includes ports, Class I and short-line freight rail, trucking lines and associations, on capital investments and financing for the West Coast goods movement system.
The Goods Movement Committee is the lead for developing the WCCC's Trade and Transportation Study. An executive summary and full report are available here:
ITS and Environment Committee – The purpose of this Committee will be to assume lead responsibility in managing a public-private dialog on operational improvements, including those required to meet security requirements while maintaining the velocity of trade, using intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and logistics principles and tools. In April 2009, the Committee developed the Clean, Green, and Smart Best Practices Manual.
Summary and materials from the Committee's January 13, 2011, meeting are available here:
Administrative Committee – The purpose of this Committee will be to assume responsibility for developing and implementing with Board approval, administrative processes, structures, operating principles and rules including the Coalition bylaws.
WCCC members (listed below under Links) are representatives of transportation system stakeholders including: federal, state and local government agencies and branches of government; public, non-profit and private associations; shipping businesses and businesses relying on freight movement.