Registration for the April 18 Talking Freight seminar on Freight and the Environment is still available. This seminar is the second of a two part series, the first was held on March 21.


Freight movement by highway and rail is a cornerstone of the U.S. economy.  However, the movement of freight is increasingly impacted by congestion, overburdened infrastructure and socio-economic issues. Thus, there is a need to emphasize and improve sustainability of the freight system and balance economic and environmental stewardship.


Part 2 – April 18, 2012 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT


Part  2 of the series will address the research and program efforts are underway within the U.S. to improve our understanding of freight movements in corridors and international borders and their potential implications on the environment. The agenda will include:

·         Dr. Josias Zietsman of the Texas Transportation Institute will discuss developing performance measures for sustainable freight movement.

·         Sylvia Grijalva of FHWA will discuss the U.S./Mexico International Border Emissions and Border Wait-time Analysis Support Study;.

·         Denise Kearns of the U.S. EPA will discuss the EPA SmartWay program efforts and initiatives.



Thank you,




Jennifer Symoun | Deputy Program Manager/Analyst
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