Registration is now available for the May 15 Talking Freight Seminar on State Freight Advisory Committees.
Date/Time: May 15, 2013, 2013 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT
Description One of the freight provisions in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) transportation legislation addresses State Freight Advisory Committees. States are encouraged "to establish a freight advisory committee consisting of a representative cross-section of public and private sector freight stakeholders, including representatives of ports, shippers, carriers, freight-related associations, the freight industry workforce, the transportation department of the State, and local governments" (MAP-21 Section 1117(a)). Many states are in the process of creating new freight advisory committees, but some states have already established committees, enabling public and private transportation stakeholders to work together to identify, understand, and address freight transportation needs in their states. This webinar will provide general information about the MAP-21 State Freight Advisory Committee guidance, general benefits of forming State Freight Advisory Committees, and specific insights from public sector and private freight company members of an existing State Freight Advisory Committee about the opportunities and challenges associated with these committees.
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 http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm Links to past presentations and recordings are available on http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/freightplanning/talking.htm.
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, 703-318-4267 or [log in to unmask]
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