Freight Advisory Council and State DOT’s

The current MAP-21 calls for freight plans to consider outreach to private sector freight interests.  (Sec 1117).   One of the challenges is oftentimes the time scale for public and private decision making is fairly off.  For example, the planning cycle for a private sector project may be five years, while a public sector project may be much longer…

There is a talking freight seminar on freight advisory councils http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fpd/talking_freight/index.htm  (If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Symoun, SAIC, 703-318-4267 or jennifer.e.symoun@saic.com)

Some other resources on working between public and private sector groups are:

(NCFRP) Report 8: Freight-Demand Modeling to Support Public-Sector Decision Making
I also did a presentation for the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce where I discussed the difference between public and private sector investment.

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