Freight in the Southeast, 2018

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Conference Summary is available here

freight week

This year’s ITTS Freight in the Southeast Conference will be as a part of FreightWeek STL, with the Missouri Department of Transportation serving as the ITTS Host State. Freight industry leaders are coordinating FreightWeek STL, a four-day confluence of industry leaders and influencers, to share ideas and collaboratively promote the forward movement of America’s freight industry. St. Louis Regional Freightway, Inland Marine Expo (IMX), and the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) have partnered to develop an array of technical sessions concentrating on all facets of the freight industry. These events are scheduled May 21-24, 2018. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. FreightWeek STL events will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.

IMX is the annual trade show for the inland and intracoastal marine transportation
industry, and with the growing interest in promoting waterways for freight activity, the ITTS member states felt this would be a great opportunity to partner with both IMX and St. Louis Regional Freightway to focus not only on waterways, but also on general freight movement and economic development trends. (This is the IMX’s fifth year, so you can review more at http://inlandmarineexpo.com.)

Sponsors:

Cambridge Systematics

HDR

 

 The agenda:

Schedule at a Glance is posted here and the Educational Session outline are posted here

This sessions were organized by ITTS. It does not include presentations/panels developed by other FreightWeek STL Groups. (Some panelists opted not to share their presentations or the panelist(s) did not use a powerpoint.)

 

The Conference summary is available here.

 

Tuesday, May 22

Breakfast: ITTS FAST Act, State of Freight Plans, Performance Measures

    • Brad McMahon, Federal Highway Administration, Moderator
    • Trung Trinh, Mississippi Department of Transportation
    • Virginia Porta, Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Holly Cohen, Florida Department of Transportation
    • Jeff Purdy, Federal Highway Administration

 

The Interrupted Supply Chain

 

First and Last Mile: Shortline Railroad and Terminal Connections

 

Unlocking the Mysteries of Corporate Site Selection

Return on Investment in Ports by Missouri Taxpayers (report)

 

Wednesday, May 23 

FHWA/Marad/USACE Breakfast

 

Container on Barge

 

General Session: Agricultural Trends for Transportation

 

Update on the U.S. Economy

 

Autonomous Trucks

     

Truck Parking