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Regional freight and goods movement task force

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Learn about the regional freight and goods movement task force and view a membership list.


The regional freight and goods movement task force is charged with advising the development of Metro’s Plan for regional freight and goods movement. The Metro Council-appointed task force members will work in collaboration with the New Look and 2035 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) update to form recommendations for the region’s multimodal freight transportation system, which will be integrated in the 2035 RTP. The Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) and Metro Council will consider the task force recommendations.


  • Developing recommendations for desired outcomes for the regional freight transportation system that are consistent with the regional values articulated in the New Look.
  • Contributing expert input to the common base of knowledge about the various elements of the regional freight system.
  • Identifying issues, needs, and deficiencies in the regional freight system.
  • Developing strategies that address the community and environmental impacts of freight and goods movement.
  • Planning a multimodal freight network that support the implementation of Region 2040 and connects industrial and employment areas, 2040 Centers, the national and regional highways system, and intermodal and terminal facilities.
  • Identifying and prioritizing multi-modal freight improvement projects throughout the region that respond to the desired outcomes for the freight transportation system and are consistent with the available financial resources.


  • Rod Park, Metro Councilor, District 1


  • Steve Akre, OIA Global Logistics chairman
  • Bob Applegate, Port of Portland chief public affairs manager
  • Grant Armbruster, Columbia Sportswear director of import operations
  • Steve Bates, Redmond Heavy Haul vice president
  • Scott Bricker, Bicycle Transportation Alliance policy director
  • Katy Brooks, Port of Vancouver community development manager
  • Gary Cardwell, NW Container Service division vice president
  • Terry Cleaver, Columbia Grain logistics manager
  • Lynda David, Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council senior transportation planner
  • Tom Dechenne, Norris, Beggs & Simpson senior marketing consultant
  • John Drew, Far West Fibers chief executive officer
  • Ann Gardner, Schnitzer Steel Industries development projects manager
  • Pete George, P.W. George Consulting owner
  • Cam Gilmour, Clackamas County Transportation and Development director
  • Van Hooper, Sysco Foods vice president of operations
  • Tom Hughes, City of Hillsboro Mayor
  • Monica Isbell, Starboard Alliance owner and manager
  • Alan Kirk, OrePac chief financial officer and senior vice president
  • Brian McMullen, Washington Department of Transportation, Southwest Region planning and program management assistant manager
  • Jeanne Morgan, Xerox export control administration/international logistics supervisor
  • James Nave, Union Pacific Railroad industrial products marketing and sales regional director
  • Bob Peterson, Teamsters Local 162 billing agent
  • Michael Powell, Powell's Books owner
  • Warren Rosenfeld, Calbag Metals president
  • Robert Russell, Oregon Trucking Association executive director
  • Paul Smith, City of Portland transportation planning division manager
  • Paul Thalhofer, City of Troutdale Mayor
  • Jason Tell, Oregon Department of Transportation region 1 manager
  • Elizabeth Wainright, Merchants Exchange executive director
  • Tracy Ann Whalen, ESCO Corporation corporate traffic manager
  • Rick Williams , Lloyd District Transportation Management Association executive director
  • Paul Zalec, Portland & Western passenger operations vice president

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