Initiative 50: Create a Freight Advisory Committee (FAC)

Create a Freight Advisory Committee
Description: A Freight Advisory Committee (FAC) is comprised of a group of different freight stakeholders and serves as a forum in which novel solutions for urban freight problems are discussed. It is a good practice to complement the FAC input with targeted outreach efforts to receive feedback from all segments of the industry.
Targeted mode: All modes Geographic scope: City, Area
Type of initiative: Stakeholder Engagement: Create a Freight Advisory Committee Primary objective: Stakeholder engagement
Expected costs and level of effort to implement: This initiative requires coordination among the multiple stakeholders involved.
Advantages:

  • Facilitate the implementation of freight initiatives
  • Create communication channels between different stakeholders
  • Improve outreach efforts
  • Reduce probability of unintended consequences
Disadvantages:

  •  Require high coordination among different stakeholders

 

Examples:

  • National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC), Washington, District of Columbia, United States (for the entire country)
  • FAC of the Capital District Transportation Committee, Albany, New York, United States
  • Columbus Region Logistics Council, Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Arlington, Texas, United States
  • New York City DOT Industry Advisory Group (IAG), New York City, New York, United States
  • Seattle Freight Mobility Advisory Board, Seattle, Washington, United States

Initiative 50

Source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-CITE

References:  Columbus Chamber of Commerce; North Central Texas Council of Governments; Holguín Veras et al. 2013b

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