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Date: July 20, 2011

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

Topic: Engaging the Private Sector

Description: Throughout the transportation planning process, planners
seek input from the private sector to help make informed decisions that
benefit freight and other users. Developing and sustaining
relationships, either formally or informally, with key private sector
stakeholders are critical to effective freight planning. Hear from State
DOTs and MPOs on techniques/approaches they use to engage the private

Presenters: Suzann Rhodes, Wilbur Smith Associates; Karen Schmidt,
FMSIB; Liz DeRuchie, NJTPA; Nicole Katsikides, Maryland DOT 



If you have not yet participated in Talking Freight, I encourage you to
do so. These monthly seminars, sponsored by the Federal Highway
Administration, are held via web conference, which means that you view
the PowerPoint presentations over the Internet while listening to the
presenters over your computer or the telephone. There is no cost
involved and you do not have to leave your desk to participate. More
information about Talking Freight is available at  Links
to past presentations and recordings are available on 


Talking Freight seminars are eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification
Maintenance Credits (for AICP members). In order to receive credit, you
must attend the full seminar and login to the seminar with your full
name or type your full name into the chat area during the seminar if you
are in a room with a group of people. Visit the AICP web site
for more information about AICP Certification Maintenance Credits. 



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