THE CENTRAL PUGET SOUND REGION: AN EMERGING REGIONAL FREIGHT MOBILITY STRATEGY ADDRESSING PARTNERSHIPS AND GLOBAL LOGISTICS

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration, at its annual meeting in November 1997, considered the implications of intermodal freight transportation on its future mission. A national panel presentation was followed by additional panel comments on the Washington State and the Central Puget Sound regional case study. This article is based on comments by a Puget Sound Regional Council staff panelist and addresses 2 key points: the need to bridge between public-sector planners concerned with local freight-related infrastructure improvements and operations and the private-sector users of affected global logistics chains; and the need for new public--private partnerships, including innovative financing, given the existing backlog of maintenance and rehabilitation needs. As a corridor case study, the Freight Action Strategy for the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett Corridor suggests tentative conclusions for seeing the particulars of varied geographic regions within the context of global connectivity, and vice versa.

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    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Beaulieu, P D
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 29-39
  • Serial:
    • Infrastructure
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1081-7174

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  • Accession Number: 00798807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2000 12:00AM