Continuing Action – Support the Development of Policies, Programs, and Funding for Moving Goods

SANDAG staff has worked with the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the National Strategic Freight Plan to ensure that the San Diego region’s freight infrastructure is adequately represented within national surface transportation programs including Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

SANDAG and Caltrans secured a $49 million FASTLANE grant to cover construction costs on Phase 2 State Route (SR 11). SANDAG participated in the development of the California State Sustainable Freight Strategy and SANDAG and Caltrans staff have attended monthly workshops related to federal FAST Act Funding and for emerging State funds for freight projects. Respective grant applications from SANDAG will be prepared in June and July 2017 for SR 11/Otay Mesa East and SANDAG will be coordinating other regional freight funding applications in this same timeframe.

Additionally, staff continue to participate in statewide workshop meetings and conference calls to develop freight planning comments and input on funding for:

  • The California State Freight Plan
  • The Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP)
  • The Solutions for Congested Corridors Program
  • Several evolving Alternative Fuel and Emissions Containment Programs for Freight Projects