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Registration is now available for the December 17 Talking Freight Seminar.

 

Topic: Freight Advisory Committees – Overview from Committee Organizers

 

Date/Time: December 17, 2014  1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

 

Registration: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm

 

Description: Freight planning efforts have increased in recent years as federal, state, regional, and municipal transportation planners have become more aware of the impacts and benefits created by freight transportation movements.  One initiative pursued by many public sector agencies is the creation of freight advisory committees for their organizations.  Though the creation of state freight advisory committees is encouraged in MAP-21, many States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations have independently worked to create such committees, and some committees have been in existence for many years.  Most existing freight advisory committees contain a mix of public and private sector representatives among their membership, and the freight shipper, manufacturer, or retailer and freight carrier perspectives provided by private sector members in many committees helps government staff better understand the shippers’ and carriers’ freight transportation needs and the possible project and/or financial approaches to dealing with those issues.

 

This webinar will provide an overview of the MAP-21 provisions encouraging state freight advisory committees and the benefits of freight advisory committees in general.  It will also feature discussion about some of the activities conducted by state DOT and MPO-organized freight advisory committees.

 

Freight Advisory Committees Overview

This presentation will provide an overview of freight advisory committee benefits, current activities, and a review of the MAP-21 State Freight Advisory Committee provisions

Tiffany Julien, FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations

 

State DOT Freight Advisory Committee Example

This presentation will discuss the activities conducted by an existing state freight advisory committee, including the organizational structure, different public and private sector organizations involved in the committee, and highlights of committee accomplishments.

Bruce De Terra, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) System and Freight Planning, Office Chief

 

MPO Freight Advisory Committee Example

This presentation will discuss the activities conducted by an existing metropolitan planning organization freight advisory committee, including the organizational structure, different public and private sector organizations involved in the committee, and highlights of committee accomplishments.

·         Jakub Rowinski, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), Principal Planner, Freight Planning

 

 

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, 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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