Freight in the Southeast, 2015

 

Mississippi Department of Transportation has been agreed to be this year's host, and welcomes everyone to Biloxi, March 16-19, 2015. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in regional/ multimodal freight, such as transportation companies, consultants, academia, logistics personnel, economic development organizations, government officials (federal, state, local, and elected), and metropolitan/regional planning organizations.  A number of tour of the Ingalls Shipyard was also provided (on a first come\first served basis) to allow participants to gain additional insights into the transportation system. 

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Program

You can also download a pdf of the program here.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

All Events on Monday will be held at the Sheraton Four Points


TUESDAY, MARCH 17

 

  • 7:00am Assemble for Tour of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula (Sheraton)

All other events are at the Biloxi Visitors Center

  • 11:30am Mississippi Freight Advisory Council meeting/ luncheon
    Trung Trinh, Mississippi DOT


  • 1:00pm Opening Remarks
    Melinda McGrath, Executive Director, Mississippi DOT
    Vincent Creel, City of Biloxi


 

Cheryl Ball, Missouri DOT

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014


8:00 am - 9:30 am Where is the Economy Heading?
Ed Hutchinson, Florida DOT, Moderator
Michael Kearney, J.P. Morgan
Paula Dowell, PhD, Cambridge Systematics
P ete Walley, Bureau of Long-Range Economic Development Planning, State of Mississippi

10:00 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- Advanced Manufacturing
Tom McQueen, Georgia DOT, Moderator

Robert Thompson, Interim Director, Mississippi Polymer Institute

Ashley Edwards, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission

Track 2- Performance Measures for Transportation Agencies
Cheryl Ball, Missouri DOT, Moderator
Jeff Short, American Transportation Research Institute
Chris Smith, American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials

Ed Strocko, Federal Highway Administration

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- The Future of Trucking
Daryl Fields, Mid-America Regional Council, Moderator
Lee Wagoner, Boyd Brother’s Trucking
Chris Flanigan, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Ed Hutchinson, Florida DOT

Track 2- Prioritizing Freight Investment
Ed Lee, Florida DOT
Carolyn Mays, Texas DOT
Tom McQueen, Georgia DOT
Lynn Soporowski, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

3:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1- The Future of the Federal Aid Program
Virginia Porta, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department
Joeng Lee, American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials

Elaine Nessle, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
Hal Miller, Mississippi Trucking Association
Jeff Ely, Mississippi DOT

Track 2- Trends in International Business and Trade
Phil Jones, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development,
John Hyatt, Irwin Brown
Jimmy Baldwin, Southern Sales of Louisiana
Bill Kraus, Page & Jones, Inc.
Glenn Ferreri, Mississippi U.S. Export Assistance Center


THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 (Biloxi Visitors Center)

 

8:00 am - 9:30 am Discussion on Freight Data for local and state analysis
Ed Strocko, Federal Highway Administration
Justin Carlson, Army Corp of Engineers
Ron Duych, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Michael Sprung, Bureau of Transportation Statistics


10:00 am - 12:00pm Using Freight Data to Communicate to Stakeholders
Elaine G. Wilkinson , Gulf Regional Planning Commission
Bruce Lambert, ITTS

12:00pm - 2:00 pm ITTS Working luncheon (ITTS Member States - Mary Mahone’s)

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Venue

All the events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be held at the Biloxi Visitors Center
Its a nice building overlooking the Gulf and is a casual stroll from the hotel.

Location: 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Mississippi. At U.S. 90 and Porter Avenue
Telephone: (228) 374-3105 or 1-800-BILOXI-3 FREE

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Hotel

We have arranged for rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton Biloxi Beach Boulevard
940 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530

Phone: 228-546-3100

YOU HAVE TO CALL THE HOTEL TO GET THE CONFERENCE RATE.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE

ITTS would like to thank the following for their assistance:

  • Gulf Regional Planning Commission
  • MS Engineering and Development, LLC
  • Mississippi World Trade Center
  • Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) at The University of Southern Mississippi

 

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