Registration for the August 15 Talking Freight seminar on Freight Considerations in Traffic Incident Management is now available.


Date/Time: August 15, 2012 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT


Description: The U.S. economy depends on reliable freight transportation to link businesses with suppliers and markets throughout the nation and the world. However, natural and man-made events that occur both within the U.S. and globally have the potential to impact the supply chain and overall freight movement, with repercussions on the commerce and the economy. With traffic incident management (TIM), a planned and coordinated program, incidents are detected and removed, traffic restored to capacity as safely and quickly as possible. This webinar will discuss the relationship of TIM and impact of traffic incidents to goods movement, industry perspectives, ways to engage the goods movement industry, and examples of initiatives that may help with the reducing the impact of incidents on goods movement.


·         Paul Jodoin, FHWA Traffic Incident Management Program

·         Vince Garcia, Wyoming DOT

·         Rod Schmalhaus, Wal-Mart

·         Other presenters TBD


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, 703-676-6849 or [log in to unmask]




Jennifer Symoun | Deputy Program Manager/Analyst
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