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There are still spaces available for the July 20 Talking Freight Seminar. Please visit http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm to register.


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 sector.

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 http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm  Links to past presentations and recordings are available on http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/freightplanning/talking.htm.


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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