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Framework for Developing Economic Competitiveness Measures for the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan


The METRANS Transportation Center has been providing technical assistance to the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in support of implementing the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan (CSFAP). The work is focused on Action 6 of the CSFAP: Convene industry stakeholder working groups to identify a target or targets and deploy strategies that consider commercial viability and promote the competitiveness of California’s statewide and local freight transport system. Develop economic growth and competitiveness metrics, models, and other tools and data to analyze benefits and impacts of actions, including costs, and develop and implement a suite of quantitative metrics to track progress in order to ensure that the impacts of actions on economic growth and competitiveness are considered throughout the development and implementation process.

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