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Date: August 17, 2011

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Topic: Urban Goods Movement - Techniques to Improve Decision-making and Freight Operations

Description: Efficient goods movement is essential for the functioning of all urban areas. As demand for freight transportation continues to rise, shippers and carriers must find new ways to navigate through urban areas and deliver goods on time and at low cost. However, local land use and zoning requirements, as well as restrictions on delivery time and routes are often impediments to the efficiency of urban goods movement. Hear about recent research to help improve public decisions affecting urban goods delivery, techniques to develop, preserve, and protect freight transportation infrastructure and routes, and the implementation of an off hours delivery program to improve goods movement in New York City.

Presenters: Suzann Rhodes, Wilbur Smith Associates; Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Mark E. Meitzen, Christensen Associates


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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