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Medford Airport

addresses future freight demand

Inbound freight from hub airport Portland International is off-loaded at Rogue Valley International-Medford airport. Despite current economic conditions, freight numbers continue to rise.

O.K., so you probably don’t think that the package you just dropped off at your favorite freight forwarder plays much of a role in today’s economy. You’re just hoping it arrives in one piece and the recipient is pleased with what’s inside. However, according to the 2010/2011 predictions by Boeing’s World Air Cargo, the forecast for air cargo expansion will be almost 6% annually over the next 20 years. If these predictions prove accurate, traffic in air freight worldwide will triple by 2029. Taking the analogy of a river being fed by creeks, then small streams, and tributaries; you can see how air cargo begins with consumers shipping and receiving goods at small and medium airports, then having those goods transported through hub airports on a global scale.

trends have remained on track. As part of the long-range planning strategy, the airport has continued to move towards creating a better infrastructure to accommodate the projected growth.

The 2001 airport Master Plan developed for the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, crunched numbers for freight traffic over a decade ago, and these

ConnectOregon I funds in the amount of $4.766 million, combined with a 20% match for a total of $5.958 million. The projects, used to enhance multi-modal connectivity, included

The ConnectOregon Grant programs initiated under former Governor Kulongoski have been instrumental in continuing freight development at the airport. Initial expansion began with

As part of the long-range planning strategy, the airport has continued to move towards creating a better infrastructure to accommodate the projected growth.

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ODOT Moving Ahead - June 2011  

Moving Ahead is a publication of the Mail Tribune Advertising Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

ODOT Moving Ahead - June 2011  

Moving Ahead is a publication of the Mail Tribune Advertising Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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