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Freight Working Group
Providing advice on freight mobility issues
The 13-member Freight Working Group (FWG)
met 23 times from 2007 to 2011 to provide
first-hand knowledge of freight mobility
issues within the project area. Members
included representatives from
freight-related businesses, business
associations and ports of Portland and
Vancouver. The group:
- Provided insight, observation, and recommendation about the needs for truck
access and mobility.
- Characterized the horizontal and vertical clearances, acceleration/deceleration,
and stopping performance needs of trucks.
- Provided meaningful comments on the effect of geometric, regulatory, and
capacity changes on truck movements.
- Provided information about the effects of
congestion on freight-related businesses and the businesses they serve.
FWG endorsed project designs
Steve Bates, Redmond Heavy Hauling
Bryan Bergman, Georgia Pacific
Katy Brooks, Port of Vancouver
Mark Cash, G&M Trucking
Corky Collier, Columbia Corridor Association
Ken Emmons, United Road Service
Jerry Gaukroger, Boise Building Supply
Bob Hillier, City of Portland
Lee Johnson, Jet Delivery Systems
John Leber, Swanson Bark
Deborah Redman, Metro
Tracy Whalen, ESCO Corporation
Kathryn Williams, Port of Portland