FREIGHT IN THE SOUTHEAST 2015

March 16-19, 2015 - Biloxi, Mississippi

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.

This meeting will be held prior to the Critical Commodities Conference.

Agenda:

Monday, March 16

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

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The economics of multimodal freight corridors

  • Bruce Lambert, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Corps of Engineers approach to navigation planning

  • Patrick Donovan, US Army Corps of Engineers

7:00 pm

Welcome Reception sponsored by the Mississippi World Trade Center and Waggoner Engineering with a beer tasting from Crooked Letter Brewery

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

1:30pm

3:30pm

Cheryl Ball, Missouri DOT

Wednesday, March 18

8:00 am - 9:30 am

10:00 am

12:00 pm

  • Lunch

 

1:30 pm

  • 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

3:30 pm

Thursday, March 19 

(Biloxi Visitors Center)

8:00 am - 9:30 am

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)

Venue

All the events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be held at the Biloxi Visitors Center
It’s 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

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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