Registration is now available for the October Talking Freight Seminar.


Topic: Regional Models of Cooperation – Regional Collaboration in Freight Planning


Date/Time: October 19, 2016 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET




Description: Most freight transportation, by its very nature, operates across municipal, county, state, and/or national boundaries, and those movements create economic impacts at all of those geographic levels.  A significant portion of that freight also operates across multiple modes, and the infrastructure for those modes is often shared between freight movements and passenger movements.  Freight transportation’s cross-cutting geographic, economic, and modal nature means that understanding and addressing freight transportation needs often requires partnerships and cooperation between two or more jurisdictions or organizations, and these partnerships can take a variety of forms and involve a variety of organizations.


This webinar, which is a joint webinar between the FHWA Freight Office and FHWA Planning Office and part of the Planning Office’s Regional Models of Cooperation initiative, will focus on different types of regional collaboration in freight planning.  Speakers from the City of Chicago, Kansas City SmartPort, and the Arizona DOT will share their regional freight planning success stories, focusing on how they have collaborated across jurisdictional boundaries and with non-traditional partners to address the growing freight transportation-related issues and needs.


Topics and Presenters:


Freight and Passenger Railroad Regional Cooperation – CREATE

This presentation will discuss the coordination efforts between the Chicago DOT, Illinois DOT, multiple Class I freight railroads, and Metra (Chicago area commuter rail operator) in implementing the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE).


·         Jeffrey Sriver, Chicago DOT


Transportation and Economic Development Cooperation – KC SmartPort

This presentation will examine the coordination between public sector transportation agencies, private sector freight transportation companies, and economic development agencies to promote freight transportation-related economic development efforts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


·         Chris Gutierrez, KC SmartPort


Multi-State Freight Corridor Cooperation – Interstate 10 Western Connected Freight Corridor Pooled Fund Study

This presentation will provide an overview of a pooled fund study being conducted by the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas to examine the Interstate 10 corridor, a key long distance, east-west truck corridor in the southwestern United States.


·         Reza Karimvand, Arizona DOT


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 about the webinar content, please contact Chip Millard, FHWA Freight Office, at 202-366-4415 or [log in to unmask]If you have any questions about the technology aspects of the webinar, please contact Nicole Coene, Leidos, at 703-318-4267 or [log in to unmask].



Nicole Coene  | Leidos
Task Manager | Transportation Solutions and Technology Applications Division
phone: 703.318.4267
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