FREIGHT IN THE SOUTHEAST 2021

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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

Sponsors:

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Agenda:

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