Freight Demand and Planning in Florida: The MPO Perspective

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1 Freight Demand and Planning in Florida: The MPO Perspective Presented at the 2007 TRANSPLEX: Transportation Planning Exchange Photos Courtesy of JAXPORT July 12, 2007

2 Presentation Agenda First Coast MPO Overview Freight Infrastructure Strategic Location Global Impact/Economic Trends Previous Freight Planning Efforts Current Freight Planning Efforts Freight Planning Lessons/Challenges Future Freight Planning Efforts

3 First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization Northeast Florida Jacksonville Urbanized Area 4 Member Counties Duval and Portions of Clay, Nassau and St. Johns Counties Encompasses 1,838 square miles and 1,054,279 in population Independent, Regional Agency

4 Regional Freight Infrastructure Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina, including 4 Seaport Terminals JAXPORT DAMES POINT PORT OF FERNANDINA JAXPORT BLOUNT ISLAND JAXPORT TALLERYRAND

5 Regional Freight Infrastructure Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina, including 4 Seaport Terminals 3 Intermodal Rail Terminals (CSX, Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway) CSX INTERMODAL TERMINAL NS INTERMODAL TERMINAL FEC INTERMODAL TERMINAL

6 Regional Freight Infrastructure Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina, including 4 Seaport Terminals 3 Intermodal Rail Terminals (CSX, Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway) Jacksonville International Airport JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

7 Regional Freight Infrastructure Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina, including 4 Seaport Terminals 3 Intermodal Rail Terminals (CSX, Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway) Jacksonville International Airport I-95, I-10, I-295 I-75 is within an hour of Jacksonville I-10 I-95 I-295

8 Regional Freight Infrastructure Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina, including 4 Seaport Terminals 3 Intermodal Rail Terminals (CSX, Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast Railway) Jacksonville International Airport I-95, I-10, I-295 I-75 is within an hour of Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT JAXPORT DAMES POINT CSX INTERMODAL TERMINAL NS INTERMODAL TERMINAL I-10 FEC INTERMODAL TERMINAL PORT OF FERNANDINA I-95 JAXPORT BLOUNT ISLAND JAXPORT TALLERYRAND I-295

9 Region s Strategic Location Within 8 hours of over 40 Million Consumers (Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, New Orleans) Reduced Inland Transportation Costs of moving Cargo up and down the Florida Peninsula.

10 Region s Strategic Location Region s Strategic Location Freight Gateway to Florida Intermodal Rail Seaports Interstates

11 Global Influences to Freight Demand Expanding global shipping market and shifting movements JAXPORT and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, are constructing an East Coast Hub 131-acre Container Handling Facility Opening year - Early 2009

12 Economic Impacts of Freight Demand JAXPORT supports about 45,000 cargo related jobs in NE Florida Generates close to $2.6 billion in annual economic impact Mitsui estimated to add $850 million annually to the economy Port activity generates new regional distribution centers/warehouses

13 Previous Freight Planning Efforts Freight Mobility Study Phase I Freight Facility Inventory and Database Steering Committee and one-on-one Freight Stakeholder Meetings Freight Mobility Study Phase II: Commodity Flow Analysis Economic Contributions/Impacts Freight Mobility Needs and Deficiencies Recommended Freight Mobility Strategy focusing on Projects (Quick-Fix) and Policies Business, Industry and Government (BIG) Transportation Roundtable

14 Current Freight Planning Efforts Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) Multimodal Impact Study Partnership between JAXPORT and First Coast MPO Evaluate Multimodal SIS Impacts of Future Containers from New and Existing Port Terminals Container Forecast and Routing Coordination with Intermodal Rail Terminals, Port Terminal Operators and Shipping Lines/Ocean Carriers Highway Corridor Assessment Feasibility of a Near Dock Intermodal Rail Facility Estimated completion date September 2007

15 Freight Planning Challenges Differences Between Private and Public Sector Freight Industry operates in fast paced environment with immediate infrastructure needs 20 year Planning horizon for MPO Planning Process Need for Quick-Fix Projects

16 Freight Planning Challenges Agency Coordination and Partnerships Freight Movement is interregional in nature Freight Movement is intermodal in nature Impacts multiple agencies, both public and private sectors

17 Future Freight Planning Efforts Multi Agency Partnerships Integrate Freight Considerations into the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan Process Expand Role of the BIG Committee

18 Contact Information Jeff Sheffield, Director of Planning First Coast MPO

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