NACo Visits NorCal for Transportation Exchange
March 25, 2016
About 30 people from all over the Country are learning about transportation and the movement of freight in Alameda County this week. The “Keeping Counties Moving: Innovations in Transportation Peer Exchange” is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) with support from the Federal Highway Administration, Alameda County, the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Port of Oakland.
They are exploring the county role in facilitating freight activities in Alameda County and across the state and nation. Over two days, the group is getting a series of presentations and discussions on such topics as global shipping trends and regional economic competitiveness, regional and mega-regional goods movement planning, supply chains and logistics issues, technological innovations, and county connections to local, regional and global economies.
The Port of Oakland conducted a tour for the group, showing off the capabilities of the fifth-busiest container port in the U.S., a principal Pacific Coast gateway for U.S. shipping. And Federal Highway Administrator Gregory G. Nadeau is sharing insights into national priorities in freight planning, and opportunities for counties to play a critical role in facilitating freight connections to enhance regional and national economic competitiveness.
CSAC staff will bring these important lessons and information
back to all 58 California counties and in the coming months
intend to convene a working group of county engineers to develop
a draft freight policy for consideration at an upcoming CSAC