This summary of the Tampa Bay Regional Strategic Freight Plan highlights the key elements and recommendations of the Plan. The Strategic Freight Plan is a comprehensive vision of the context, needs, strategies, and implementation of short- and long-term improvements to the region’s freight infrastructure. The Plan will be updated periodically as land use and travel conditions evolve and new freight mobility and accessibility challenges arise.
Regional Goods Movement: Links to Our Past and Future
Regional Goods Movement: Links to Our Past and to Our Future describes the intent of the study and its study area, national policies that impact freight, the significant role that freight mobility has on Florida’s economic prosperity, as well as various challenges to efficient goods movement.
Regional Freight Infrastructure and Modal Assets
Regional Freight Infrastructure and Modal Assets describes the freight transportation network, regional freight activity centers (FACs), as well as the types of commodities shipped in the Tampa Bay region and their diverse modes of transport.
Assessment of Freight Needs
Assessment of Freight Mobility Needs describes the objectives of the Strategic Freight Plan, the types of freight mobility needs, freight performance measures, and regional priority needs. Additionally, this section describes the policy framework for freight strategies development, the different facility functions, the compatibility between different land use types and freight activity, and the priority freight investment strategies.
Implementation outlines the process for identifying, emphasizing, and applying freight-supportive transportation strategies, facility design guidelines, and policies within freight corridors and subareas.