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February 8-10, 2021  - Virtual Conference

The 10th Freight in the Southeast Conference was held virtually in 2 sets of sessions with an overall theme of "Trends and Connections".  The conference showcased the changing conditions that are influencing freight movement in the southeast and provided opportunities to explore ideas to help transportation leaders understand the trends impacting all modes of freight.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 10th Freight in the Southeast Conference was held virtually which did not provide the usual in person interaction.  Small group discussions were incorporated in the conference to provide opportunities for attendees to participate in an  interactive setting to share and communicate thoughts on topics discussed.

Conference Summary


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Conference Program & Speaker Bios

Monday, February 8

Trade Transportation and Economic Impacts in the Southeast


National Transportation Outlook from a Waterways and Railroad Perspective


Louisville, Charleston, and Memphis, MPO Update on Performance Measures


Member States Collaboration

Tuesday, February 9 

FHWA Rural Routes, American Agriculture, and Logging Industry Impacts and Challenges


USDOT, American Trucking Associations, and USDA - Discussion on Agriculture, Highways, and Trucking in Rural America


Freight Fluidity

Wednesday, February 10 

Resiliency, Security, and Sustainability from a Transportation Research and Industry Perspective


Corridor Planning and Freight Resilience in the Southeast - AASHTO Resilience Connections


Diversity and Equity - University of Arkansas