Joint Transportation Committee

​Air Cargo Study

ESSB 5096, Sec 204(3) directs the Joint Transportation Committee to conduct a study of air cargo movement at Washington airports, to evaluate current and projected capacity of the system and various airports throughout the state, to identify market forces contributing to cargo service movement throughout the state, and to evaluate what is needed to more effectively use existing capacity throughout the state. The study will develop recommendations on options to reduce air cargo congestion, to address the state’s interest in reducing air cargo congestion, and strategies to accomplish the recommendations.  The final report is due by December 14, 2018.
Budget:  $500,000
JTC Staff:  Dave Catterson
HTC and STC Staff:  Hayley Gamble; David Munnecke
Report due date:  December 14, 2018   

Final Report, December 21, 2018        
Appendix A: Market, Facilities and Forecast Technical Report   
Appendix B: Air Cargo Congestion       
Appendix C: Evaluate How to Use Existing Capacity Across Washington State   
Appendix D: Recommendations and Implementation Strategies   
WSDOT comments on final recommendations and strategies    

Draft Final Report and Appendices, 11/13/18
Draft Final Report presented at JTC November meeting   
Appendix A - Market Facilities and Forecast    
Appendix B - Air Cargo Congestion    
Appendix C - Evaluate How to Use Existing Capacity across Washington State   
Appendix D - Recommendations and Implementation Strategies   

Stakeholder Panelists     

Study White Papers
Market, Facilities and Forecast Technical Report, May 2018    
Air Cargo Congestion, May 2018       
Evaluate How to Use Existing Capacity Across Washington State, June 2018           
Air Cargo Study: Recommendations and Implement​​ation Strategies, September 2018       

Presented at JTC Meeting on 11/15/17:

Air Cargo Study Introduction     

Stakeholder Panel Meeting
December 8, 2017 (10:00 am - 1:50 pm)
followed by brief tour of the Boeing Field air cargo facilities

Stakeholder Panel Meeting
April 9, 2018 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Olympia, JAC Bldg Room ABC  
Meeting Notes  

Stakeholder Panel Meeting
June 27, 2018 (10:30 am - 3:00 pm)  
Moses Lake, Port of Moses Lake  
Airport choice handout   
Meeting Notes  

Stakeholder Panel Meeting  
October 2, 2018  (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Seattle, Boeing Field Arrivals Hall

Aviation Capacity and Air Freight, Legislator Roundtable, November 2016     

Presented at JTC Meeting on 11/13/18:   
Air Cargo Study presentation