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1 TEXAS FREIGHT MOBILITY PLAN Greater Houston Freight Committee Kick-Off Meeting July 11, 2016

2 Overview of Texas Freight Mobility Plan The Freight Plan is TxDOT's first multimodal transportation plan that focuses on freight needs: Identifies freight transportation challenges and outlines policies needed to address them Provides a vision for a safe, reliable, and efficient freight transportation system Fulfills the recommendations of Federal transportation bill to address the freight transportation needs of Texas and the nation 2

3 Texas Freight Mobility Plan Development Process Comprehensive process Data and stakeholder driven 3

4 Texas Freight Mobility Plan Stakeholder Engagement Thirteen TxFAC meetings Freight Leadership Summit: April 3, 2014 Two-rounds of listening/dialogue sessions Over 20 speaking engagements 4

5 Texas Freight Advisory Committee Sectors Represented Economic Development Railroads Trucking Agriculture Ports Manufacturing Air Cargo Inland Port 3PLs Exporters and Importers Shippers and Receivers Retailers Public Sector Ocean Carriers Comprise of 24 Members and Affiliates Represents a Cross-Section of Freight Industry in Texas

6 What is Driving Freight Transportation Demand? Population Growth More people = more freight NAFTA Trade Mexico is Texas largest trading partner Industry Growth Manufacturing, agriculture, exports Energy Sector Texas is the leading producer of oil and gas in the nation 6

7 Texas Freight Transportation Challenges CAPACITY/ CONGESTION Cost $1billion, 7 freight bottlenecks SYSTEM OPERATIONS freight network, traffic management center SAFETY truck parking, at-grade rail crossings CONNECTIVITY between modes, urban/rural INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATION collaboration and partnerships BORDER/PORTS OF- ENTRY congestion, wait times, coordination PUBLIC AWARENESS/ EDUCATION economic impact of freight FUNDING invest in freight, alternative funding 7

8 Total Freight Volumes Doubling Between 2014 and 2040 Air 3,624 (<1%) 2040 Tonnage (Thousands of Tons) 2014 Tonnage (Thousands of Tons) Air 1,219 (<1%) Water 556,666 (28%) Rail 397,538 (20%) Water 797,004 (21%) Rail 764,321 (20%) Truck 1,043,284 (52%) Truck 2,193,377 (59%) 8

9 Growing Freight Volumes and Congestion on Interstates in 2040 Congestion will increase most on interstates in the Texas Triangle region Over 587,000 daily truck trips in million truck Vehicle Miles traveled in billion tons of freight will move on highways in 2040 Over 80% of truck tonnage will move on Interstates in

10 Texas had 7 out of 25 Top National Freight Bottlenecks in 2014 Houston, TX: I-45 at US 59 #5 Houston, TX: I-610 at US 290 #6 Austin, I-35 #10 Dallas, TX: I-45 at I-30 #12 Houston, TX: I-10 at I-45 #13 Houston, TX: I-10 at US 59 #16 Houston, TX: I-45 at I-610 (North) #22 10

11 Congestion Cost to the Trucking Industry In 2013 Average per truck cost was: o $408 for 12, 000 miles o $3,396 for 100,000 miles o $5,094 for 150,000 miles Congestion added $864 in cost per truck Texas had over $1 billion in congestion cost to the trucking industry Top ten Metro areas with the highest costs of congestion to the trucking industry o Dallas/Ft. Worth ranks 4 th at $406,130,727 annually o Houston ranks 6 th at $373,603,620 annually 11

12 National Impact of Port of Houston Houston 2,000 Truck Sample Source: Texas Workforce Commission, 2014 Texas Freight Mobility Plan: Facilitating Texas s Economic Vitality and Economic Competitiveness July 11,

13 Freight Plan Recommendations Three key recommendation categories: Policies enhance freight investment decision making Programs Advance freight policies and address challenges Projects support policy goals and programs 13

14 Key Policy Recommendation: Adopt the Texas Freight Network Invest in corridors that provide the greatest gains Link modal networks and key freight nodes Design and maintain the Network for future freight needs The Texas Freight Network provides a strategic framework for statewide transportation investment decisions 14

15 Freight Plan Key Policy Recommendations Review and modify design standards on the Freight Highway Network Identify and implement strategies to improve and reduce rate of crashes, fatalities, and injuries associated with freight movement Develop and implement innovative transportation technologies Align transportation investments with the State s vision for economic growth and global competitiveness 15

16 Freight Plan Key Program Recommendations Develop Statewide: Traffic Management Center focused on freight needs Traffic incident management program for commercial vehicles Construction management and coordination program to minimize traffic impacts and improve safety and mobility Interchange reconstruction and upgrade program to address obsolete designs, safety issues, and operational issues Bridge reconstruction and replacement program to address deficient bridges, increase vertical clearance to accommodate OS/OW vehicles 16

17 Freight Plan Project Recommendations 1,225 projects under development Estimated total cost of $44.8 billion Number of Projects Estimated Cost (in millions) $2,166, 5% 44, 4% 140, 11% $2,734, 6% $2,794, 6% $549, 1% 129, 10% 34, 3% 878, 72% Highway Rail Ports and Waterways Air Cargo Border/POE $36,585, 82% Highway Rail Ports and Waterways Air Cargo Border/POE 17

18 Houston-Galveston Currently Defined TFMP Projects 213 projects among six categories. Estimated cost of nearly $12 billion. Number of Projects Estimated Cost (Millions) 22 10% 2 1% 4 2% $130 1% $711 6% $8 0% Current Highway Projects 12 6% Current Highway Needs Rail Projects $2,375 20% 54 25% % Seaport and Waterway Projects Air Cargo Highway Projects $8,522 73% Air Cargo Highway Needs 18

19 Freight Plan Projects in Houston Region Strategic Projects I-69 SH 36A Grand Parkway SH 146 SH 288 US 290 I-69 Projects 74 Total Projects: $3.5 billion H-GAC: 10 19

20 TEXAS FREIGHT MOBILITY PLAN UPDATE 20

21 FAST Act Required Provisions for Freight Plan Texas Freight Mobility Plan Update to include: Critical Rural Freight Corridors A state identified network meeting certain requirements. Maximum of 150 miles or 20% of a state s PHFS miles (Texas mileage = miles) Critical Urban Freight Corridors An MPO identified network, in consultation with the state, in areas of 50,000 population or higher meeting certain requirements. Maximum of 75 miles or 10% of a state s PHFS miles (Texas mileage = miles) 21

22 FAST Act Required Provisions for Freight Plan Texas Freight Mobility Plan Update to include: Strategies to Mitigate Congestion and Delay Consideration of significant congestion or delay caused by freight movements and strategies to mitigate that congestion or delay Fiscally Constrained Investment Plan (project listings) Funding for completion of listed projects can reasonably be anticipated to be available for the project within the time period identified in the freight investment plan. 22

23 What s Next? Texas Freight Advisory Committee: Meeting on August 4, 2016 Launch Freight Plan Update (14-16 months) Stakeholder engagement: - Regional freight stakeholder workshops Designate the Urban and Rural Critical Freight Corridors and submit to FHWA by December 2017 Update Texas Freight Network Further address congestion and delay caused by freight movements and identify mitigation strategies. Determine that included projects have sufficient funding. Determine discretionary projects. Updated Texas Freight Mobility Plan by October 2017 Future updates to be prepared every 5 years. 23

24 Questions? Caroline Mays, AICP Director, Freight and International Trade Section (O) (C)

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