Joint Transportation Committee
Freight Investment Study

This consultant study, mandated by SSB 5207 (2007) (Final Bill Report), was to evaluate existing fees paid by the freight industry and to identify other income sources to finance freight congestion relief investments.  This includes an evaluation of other states and countries' programs and their impact on competitiveness.  It is examining the structure of a project recommendation body.  The Freight Investment Study Policy Group includes ten Legislators, one Transportation Commissioner and a representative from the Governor's office.  The Freight Investment Study Stakeholder Group, composed of nearly 30 industry representatives, is participating in the study process.  Originally findings were to be completed prior to the 2008 Session; however the Committee has extended the study to coordinate with highway and rail freight project work being done by the Department of Transportation and will present its findings to the 2009 Session. 

Cambridge Systematics, Inc. was the prime consultant on the Freight Investment Study.   JTC project manager for this study was Gene Baxstrom.  For additional information click on the following link:  Related Freight and Transportation Studies and Reports.

Past Meeting Schedule & Materials:

Freight Investment Study - Policy Group
December 3, 2008
Olympia, JLOB HHR C (on-campus)
Meeting in conjuction with the JTC Meeting (1:00-3:30)
Agenda    Cambridge Freight Investment Study Presentation
Cambridge December Study Update

Freight Investment Study - Policy Group
October 14, 2008 (1:00 - 1:50)
Kirkland, Kirkland City Hall
Meeting in conjuction with the JTC Meeting (1:00 - 3:30)
Agenda  Cambridge Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Stakeholders Group
October 6, 2008 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Sea-Tac Airport, International Auditorium
Agenda   Freight Stakeholder List   Cambridge Task 8 Technical Memorandum  Cambridge Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Policy Group
June 25, 2008 (1:00 pm - 3:30 pm) Sea-Tac Airport, Central Auditorium       
Agenda   Cambridge Systematics Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Stakeholders Group
January 23, 2008 (9:30 am - 1:00 pm)  Pritchard Building,
Washington Room on the legislative campus, Olympia.
Directions  Campus Map:  http://ga.wa.gov/images/campus-map.pdf 
Agenda  Cambridge Diversion Memo   Dr. Leachman's Elasticity Report   BST Review   Dr. Leachman's Presentation   BST Presentation   Cambridge Systematics Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Policy Group
October 30, 2007 (1:30 - 4:30 pm)  PSRC Board Room, Seattle
(The date is changed from November 1 and the time is extended to 4:30 pm).  Agenda  Cambridge Systematics Presentation  DOT Freight Strategy Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Stakeholders Group
October 25, 2007 (1:30 - 4:30 pm)  PSRC Board Room, Seattle
Agenda  Cambridge Systematics Presentation DOT Freight Strategy Presentation

Freight Investment Study - Stakeholders Group
September 26, 2007 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)  SeaTac Airport
Agenda Cambridge Systematics Presentation-Updated  Cambridge Draft Working Paper Tasks 1-4  FMSIB Project Selection Process 

Freight Investment Study - Policy Group
September 11, 2007 (1:30 - 4:00 pm)  Union Station, Seattle
Agenda  Cambridge Systematics Presentation  Freight Study Summary

Freight Investment Study - Stakeholders Group
August 9, 2007 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)  SeaTac Airport
Agenda  Cambridge Systematics Presentation