Phase 1 Documents
The Comprehensive Interview (Outreach) Summary is a summary of the interviews with both public and private transportation professions. It also contains a synopsis of the Stakeholder Forums held in December 2009.
Technical Memorandum #1: The Inland Pacific Hub Infrastructure Report identifies the Inland Pacific Hub bi-state study region's existing multimodal transportation infrastructure, including the primary distribution system, the major nodes for transfer and storage, and the local network between the distribution system and the nodes.
Technical Memorandum #2: The Inland Pacific Multimodal Trade Assessment provides a comprehensive report covering the complete analyses of commodity, trade, logistics and economic data analysis. The purpose of Tech Memo #2 is to summarize the findings from the analysis, supplemented with graphics and maps to "tell a story" regarding transportation needs that supports economic development for the Inland Pacific Hub region. Tech Memo #2 incorporates the Economic Base Analysis/Freight Dependent Industries, Regional Freight Profile, Regional Competitiveness, Trade Opportunities, and Modal Issues reports.
Economic Base Analysis/Freight Dependent Industries: The purpose of this analysis is to identify robust and competitive industries in the study region and in other regions that are supporting these respective economies. The analysis determines which of these industries may be weakening and identifies industries that show potential for growth. This paper presents the results of a quantitative analysis of the Inland Pacific Hub (IPH) study area’s economy, and addresses the key transportation-related factors that affect the region’s economic conditions.
The Regional Freight Profile is a comprehensive analysis of the commodities that flow into, out-of, within and through the Inland Pacific Hub (IPH) study area and reflect the region’s economic base. Understanding freight flows in the region is one of the initial steps needed to gain a clear understanding of the economic activity of the area and how that affects the transportation network
The Regional Competitiveness working paper is intended to portray the manner in which the Inland Pacific Hub study area compares to other areas of the country with respect to freight and logistics.
The Trade Opportunities working paper examines ways that the transportation and logistics infrastructure capabilities in the area currently enhance certain types of trade and also identifies key unmet needs with regards to building future trade capacity. The report focuses on trade opportunities and alternative models for developing inland ports. It summarizes recent trends in international trade, including key trading partners and potential opportunities and threats to the Pacific Northwest and the IPH study area. The task then outlines a number of inland port models applicable for evaluation relative to the IPH study area, as well as geographic and market opportunities
The Modal Issues working paper examines the multimodal freight transportation systems in the IPH study area, including key gateways and intermodal connections for the purpose of identifying modal and intermodal constraints and opportunities. Border crossings are examined as an integral part of the region’s transportation system. The working paper also serves as the conclusion to a series of analyses examining the regional economy, commodities, competitive factors and trade issues.
Technical Memorandum #3: (Please note: very large file ~ 18MB) Transportation Related Economic Development Opportunities for the Inland Pacific Hub provides an inventory of commercial properties and technology resources for the region. This Tech Memo also discusses the region's economic strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities for future development. Tech memo #3 incorporates the County Profiles (Appendix A) and Property/Technology Inventory reports.
The Study Area Profile and Technology Assets working paper presents a detailed demographic and economic profile for the nineteen-county IPH region. The profile also discusses traditional and target industries in the study area and opportunities for economic growth in the future.
The Property and Technology Inventory Report presents a detailed inventory of higher education, utility and commercial business properties in the IPH study area. The document concludes with a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis for the regional economy.
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