CARB meeting to tackle efficiency in freight movement

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | 4/30/2014

Have ideas to make goods movement more efficient? The California Air Resources Board wants you to share your opinion.

CARB is hosting a public forum “for the development of the Sustainable Freight Strategy,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building in Sacramento, Calif. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be webcast here.

In January, CARB adopted a resolution to engage with all interested freight transport industry stakeholders to gather input by the end of 2014. The strategy’s purpose is to “identify and prioritize actions that move California towards a sustainable freight transport system that is characterized by improved efficiency and zero or near-zero emissions,” CARB’s announcement reads.

Other priorities for the meeting include keeping the state’s port and logistics industries competitive; creating jobs and training local workers in California; system reliability, velocity and capacity; integration with the national and international transportation system; transition to cleaner, renewable energy sources and a system that supports sustainable communities.

CARB hopes to gather ideas that can be implemented in the truck, rail, and air cargo industries in the near term, the agency’s website says.

California’s multimodal freight transportation system helps send goods throughout the state, nation and world, CARB said in the announcement, and is both a critical sector of the economy and significant contributor to air quality concerns.

For more information about the forum, contact CARB Air Pollution Specialist Lea Yamashita at 916-323-0017 or by emailing here.

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