Study partners & funding sources:
City of Fife
City of Tacoma
The Tideflats Area Transportation Study identifies future transportation needs for the growth of freight-related traffic to and from the Tacoma Tideflats area. The Port partnered with seven stakeholders to complete the study.
The study analyzed existing transportation conditions and identified roads to be examined for potential improvement to keep freight moving. The result is a plan to enhance the economic benefits of the Tacoma Tideflats area, improve roadway traffic circulation and reduce congestion.
Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants were selected in June 2010 to conduct the study.
View the Tideflats Area Transportation Study Final Report online or download a PDF (6.54 mb).
Due to the large size, all appendices are available on a CD. Contact Diana Meister to request a copy.
The study results were presented to the Port of Tacoma Commission June 16, 2011. View the final report presentation (PDF) or watch the presentation.
Study results identified key freight-related transportation projects. These projects can be incorporated in the Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) of individual stakeholders, which makes the projects eligible for state and federal funding.
The study also provides transportation plan data, including conceptual engineering and cost estimates, to support the pursuit of funding for projects in the area.
This collaborative effort among a large stakeholder group will likely increase funding opportunities by elevating a project's priority on project and contingency lists at the regional and federal level.
More information:Kell McAboy, Port planning department, 253-592-6217