Registration is now available for the April 16 Talking Freight Seminar.


Topic: Environmental Benchmarking in Freight Transportation


Date/Time: April 16, 2014 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT




Description: Freight transportation movements, while providing significant economic and quality of life benefits to communities, regions, states, and countries, also create environmental impacts in those jurisdictions.  Both public sector governments and private sector freight carriers and manufacturers have worked to reduce emissions and other environmental impacts created by freight transportation movements.  In order to better measure those environmental impacts, some organizations, both public and private, have created benchmarks to more easily compare and quantify the amount of emissions generated by vehicles or products on a relative basis.  By understanding the quantity of emissions generated relative to set standards, freight carriers and manufacturers can more easily take actions that reduce emissions down to acceptable levels that meet benchmark requirements.


This webinar will provide an overview of how freight transportation-related emissions can be measured and benchmarked relative to existing norms.  It will also include discussion about specific efforts freight carriers and manufacturers are taking to meet or surpass environmental benchmarks.


Environmental Benchmarking in Freight Transportation – Overview

This presentation will provide an overview of the Transportation Research Board’s “Handbook on Applying Environmental Benchmarking in Freight Transportation”.  Various existing, private sector examples of environmental benchmarking across multiple freight transportation modes will be reviewed and discussed.



Marine Freight Transportation Environmental Benchmarking

This presentation will discuss some of the marine freight transportation-related environmental benchmarking efforts that have been created and utilized by marine freight carriers and shippers/manufacturers that utilize marine freight shipments.



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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