This is a reminder that registration for the December 19 Talking Freight
seminar on Freight Academy Capstone Projects is still available. 


Date/Time: December 19, 2012 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST


Description: The Freight Academy, a week-long immersion program, is
designed to efficiently train public sector agency staff involved in
planning, operational, and/or management work that impact goods movement
decisions, investments and interactions. Participants are provided
unique opportunities to see and learn about the inner workings of the
goods movement system, including maritime terminals, the distribution
centers of major corporations, air cargo operations, trucking
operations, and rail operations.


At the beginning of the immersion week, participants are divided into
smaller capstone teams and given an assignment. Capstone projects
require the integration of the material gathered throughout the week in
both classroom sessions and field visits. Following the immersion week,
capstone groups continue to collaborate remotely to complete a written
document and presentation. The presentation is presented to leaders in
the field who serve as a mock executive board. During this seminar,
Freight Academy staff will be joined by past participants to provide an
overview of a completed capstone project. This will be followed by a
discussion of the benefits of the capstone experience for participants,
and how the capstone model can be used as a capacity building tool in
other contexts.



*         Deborah Bowden, Maryland DOT

*         Kristine O'Connor, North Carolina DOT

*         Marygrace Parker, I-95 Corridor Coalition


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 


If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Kehoe, SAIC,
703-676-6872 or [log in to unmask] 



Nicholas P. Kehoe | SAIC

Transportation Engineer | Transportation Solutions Division

phone: 703.676.6872 | email: [log in to unmask] 


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