Regional Freight Plan | BCDCOG

BCD Regional Freight Mobility Plan

Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties serve as a key trade gateway, linking the state and southeastern U.S. markets to the world. Our region is experiencing significant growth, with new industry and residents relocating to the area daily. This growth, however, has come with challenges as many roadways have reached their capacity limits. Growing congestion negatively impacts the movement of people and goods in the region, degrading quality of life factors.

Freight mobility is an important aspect of the area’s transportation system performance and a major driving force for the tri-county economy. The BCD Regional Freight Mobility Plan will provide an in-depth evaluation of the area’s freight conditions, trends, challenges and opportunities, and guide freight investment in the region. The plan development process will build stakeholder engagement and foster relationships with the freight community, both public and private.


About the Freight Mobility Plan

The key objectives of the Freight Plan are to:

> Collect system freight data, across modes, that support an ongoing regional freight-planning function
> Create a framework of analysis for freight performance measures and the identification of freight-specific issues on the transportation network to inform a set of strategic recommendations
> Develop a framework for incorporating Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) efforts and emerging technologies into freight planning, modeling, and prioritization processes
> Guide the prioritization and implementation of future investments, policies, and strategies in the short-, mid-, and long-term that improve the safety, security, mobility, operations and reliability of the freight transportation system and support the economic development goals of the region

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Freight mobility is an important aspect of the area’s transportation system performance and a major driving force for the tri-county economy. The movement of freight not only impacts the region’s economy, it supplies you with your needed, everyday goods such as toilet paper, clothing and groceries.

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Developing and maintaining meaningful relationships between BCDCOG and the public- and private-sector freight communities is critical for both the development and implementation of the Freight Plan.

Stakeholders play a critical role in identifying freight transportation system deficiencies and opportunities, prioritizing projects and generating buy-in for public policy and future investment in freight infrastructure. To learn more about how you can engage, please contact project manager Sarah Cox at (843) 529-2585 or sarahc@bcdcog.com.

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Upcoming Meetings

Freight Advisory Committee Meeting 5
Oct 8, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual


Meeting Materials

Freight Advisory Committee Meeting No. 4: Sept 10, 2020 – Presentation:


Freight Advisory Committee Meeting No. 4: Sept 10, 2020 – Video Presentation:


Past Meeting Materials

Meeting No. 1: June 4, 2020
Freight Advisory Committee Meeting No. 1

Meeting No. 2: July 16, 2020
Freight Advisory Committee Meeting No. 2

Meeting No. 3: Sept 10, 2020
Freight Advisory Committee Meeting No. 3


Lunch and Learn: Freight Data Analysis

Presentation:

Video:


Previous Lunch and Learn opportunities:

Lunch and Learn: Smart Cities and Rail Technology

Lunch and Learn: Truck Parking Implementation


Get Connected

The Regional Freight Mobility Plan will be in development through early 2021. To learn more about the plan and follow its progress, follow BCDCOG on social media (Facebook, Twitter), bookmark this page and sign up below to be alerted by email as plan reports and additional materials are developed.


STAFF CONTACT

Sarah Cox
Planner II
(843) 529-2585
sarahc@bcdcog.com