Registration is now available for the February 20 Talking Freight Seminar.



Date/Time: February 20, 2019  1:00 – 2:30 pm ET


Topic: Enhancing Urban Freight Planning Through Improving Last Mile Delivery




Description and Presentations: One of the primary challenges faced by transportation professionals dealing with freight projects is last mile deliveries.  In many cases, these deliveries, which are being driven by continuing e-commerce growth, occur in locations that have limited parking availability, were not designed to accommodate frequent deliveries, and often experience significant traffic volumes.  Though most last mile delivery issues are tied to truck deliveries, all modes are impacted by the growth of last mile delivery needs.  While there are growing challenges associated with last mile freight transportation logistics, the increased focus on last mile deliveries also provide opportunities for both public and private sector organizations to address these problems in multiple ways.  In some cases, those organizations can work together to develop innovative solutions for last mile delivery needs.


This webinar will examine what selected private freight carriers, state DOTs, and city governments are doing to address last mile freight delivery needs and develop solutions that work for freight carriers, businesses and e-commerce customers, local governments, and the general public in the areas where last mile freight deliveries are common.


Big Wins for Bi-State Public–Private Partnerships Setting Infrastructure Priorities

This presentation will discuss a public-private partnership focused on enhancing railroad interchange traffic and last mile freight railroad movements to promote more efficient freight operations.



The Texas Approach to Advancing Last Mile Delivery in Urban Areas

This presentation will review how a state DOT is working with local government agencies and private companies to improve last mile freight deliveries throughout its state.



Freight Cannot Wait: Opportunities to Improve Efficiency of Last Mile Delivery in New York City

This presentation will examine how a city DOT is addressing freight deliveries within its jurisdiction and working to maximize the efficiency of those deliveries while minimizing their impact on the surrounding community.






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.


In addition, those who are interested can obtain a certificate for 1.5 PDH hours.


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 Jennifer Symoun, Toxcel, 703-754-0248, [log in to unmask].



Jennifer Symoun, PMP | toXcel
Director, Transportation Technology

Office: 703.754.0248 (x8208)
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