Registration is now available for the Talking Freight Seminar on An
Overview of the Draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Due to the
popularity of this topic, this seminar will be offered on two dates. The
content of the seminar will be exactly the same on both dates, so please
only register for one date.



*         November 20, 2013 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST - This date is limited to
the first 300 registrants

*         December 6, 2013 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST - This date is limited to
the first 500 registrants


Registration for both dates is at: 


Description In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act
(i.e. MAP-21) transportation reauthorization bill, there are various
provisions that are intended to increase the focus on and ultimately
enhance freight transportation within the United States.  One of those
provisions calls for the establishment of a National Freight Network to
focus resources on the most important highways and roadways for freight
transportation.  The National Freight Network contains three components
- the Primary Freight Network, all Interstate Highways not included on
the Primary Freight Network, and the Critical Rural Freight Corridors.
The Primary Freight Network will be designated by USDOT and includes up
to 27,000 centerline miles of roadways that are most critical for
freight movements.  Various factors were examined when identifying which
routes would be designated as part of the draft highway Primary Freight


This webinar will feature approximately 30 minutes of presentations
discussing the draft highway Primary Freight Network.  The presentations
will be followed by a 60 minute Questions & Answers session.  Questions
for the presenters will be able to be submitted via the webinar chat box
and also over the phone.


Presenters: Ed Strocko and Coral Torres, FHWA Office of Freight
Management and Operations


Please Note:

This topic is expected to have high interest. To help ensure that the
maximum amount of people can attend these webinars, please:

*         Only register for one date.

*         Only register if you will be able to attend the webinar. If
you register and then find out you will not be able to attend, please
notify me at [log in to unmask] so I can cancel your registration and
make room for someone else. 

*         Attend in a group setting in a conference room if possible. If
you decide to do this, only one person from your group needs to


This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available
several days after the webinar. 



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, Leidos,
703-318-4267 or [log in to unmask] 





Jennifer Symoun  | Leidos
Deputy Program Manager | Transportation Solutions and Technology
Applications Division
phone: 703.318.4267
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