Technology Applications support greater safety and efficiency in moving people and goods on our highways, railroads, waterways and ports. Some useful applications include real-time traveler information-sharing and use of advanced communications for vehicles and transportation infrastructure. The Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement provides a blueprint for an end-to-end information support system that can improve the efficiency of goods movement in Southern California through the integration of traditional real-time road and traveler information technologies, along with intermodal freight, port and truck technologies. This Plan was developed by the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with input from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Caltrans and many other key stakeholders.
The Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement includes:
- Detailed research on the latest applicable trends practices and regional priorities in technology applications for goods movement and other transportation needs;
- Feasibility studies of several project areas for new and expanded technology applications for Gateway Cities identified by the 2008 ITS Integration Plan for Goods Movement (the earlier phase of this project);
- Exploration of technologies supporting emerging alternatives for 1-710 corridor improvements; and
- Detailed concept of operations and a business plan to ensure that real-world projects for implementation are the outcome of the Plan.