Description: The Portland Freight Committee (PFC) serves as an advisory group to the Bureau of Transportation and City Council on issues related to freight mobility. The PFC was formed in February 2003 and includes both citizen volunteers and public agency representatives at the local, state, and federal level. The purpose of the committee is to:
- Serve as a forum for discussion, an opportunity for joint action, and a source of knowledge and advice for City transportation decisions affecting freight mobility.
- Promote the cross-sharing of information between private and public sectors on multi-modal freight issues.
- Advocate the importance of freight mobility to the economic well being of Portland and the region.
- Champion a sound multi-modal freight and goods delivery network.
- Participate with other freight advocacy groups at the state, regional and local level.
- Inform and advise City transportation decisions on policy, planning, and projects.
Committee advises City Council on a perpetual base.
Total seats available: No more than 40
Term length: Two year
Volunteer position description: Membership shall be open to any adult representative of an Multi-modal Freight Service Provider, Shipper, Trade Association, business directly related to multi-modal freight activities, and citizens experienced in multimodal freight issues. Members should be interested in advocating and advising on behalf of multi-modal freight needs and issues. Members should be willing to attend monthly meetings and participate in the work of the committee. Associate membership shall be extended to representatives of governmental agencies including City of Portland, Prosper Portland, Metro, Oregon Department of Transportation, Port of Portland, Multnomah County, and other public agencies with interest in freight movement within the City of Portland.
Bureau host: Transportation
Contact: Robert Hillier, 503-823-7567