STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT FOR THE 1994 UPDATE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA SEAPORT PLAN

This paper discusses the development of the 1994 update of the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan, the primary purpose of which is to designate adequate sites to meet marine freight forecasts up to 2020. Strong pressures always exist to develop nonmaritime uses along the waterfront, and unless curbed, there might not be enough flat land available with good road and rail access and that is adjacent to deep water. This technical analysis is leading up to the presentation of recommendations to an advisory group, the Seaport Planning Advisory Committee, which will hear testimony and make recommendations to both the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). BCDC may include the recommendations in a plan that is used to manage all development in San Francisco Bay. MTC's use of the seaport plan is primarily related to intermodal tasks. The update's results will help MTC make fund allocation decisions for port access projects. This update will be the second update since the original plan was approved in 1982. The Bay Area Seaport Plan focuses on seaport facilities available for the handling of public cargo. Included are facilities that handle containerized, break-bulk, neo-bulk, dry-bulk, and nonpetroleum liquid-bulk freight. Many issues addressed in the technical analysis leading to preliminary recommendations of site designation occur in other U.S. ports, but several are unique to the Bay Area. This paper discusses each of the major issues individually, how they were addressed during the technical analysis, and interactions with local governments.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 54-65
  • Monograph Title: INTERMODAL FREIGHT TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 23 1996 12:00AM