SANDAG and the Imperial County Transportation Commission are developing a Sustainable Freight Implementation Strategy to help transition the freight sector in San Diego and Imperial Counties to sustainable technologies, operations, and infrastructure over the next 30 years. The strategy will systematically implement multimodal freight projects and policies, seek to pilot innovative technologies, create a workforce development toolkit, and identify potential funding sources for implementation.
Public engagement is instrumental in the creation of the Sustainable Freight Strategy. SANDAG will gather input from diverse individuals and organizations in the most affected areas and related industries throughout development of the strategy.
The area of study includes communities adjacent to major freight infrastructure in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Environmental justice areas, as defined by AB 617, will be a particular focus and include the Portside Environmental Justice Communities, the International Border Community, and the Calexico-El Centro-Heber corridor.
The Sustainable Freight Strategy project kicked off in February 2022 and is expected to be complete in January 2024. The strategy is funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant.