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

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

*         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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