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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

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


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. 


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Symoun, SAIC,
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