The Freight and Land Use Workshop is a one-day training session intended to provide an advanced, in-depth, hands-on understanding of the land use needs of freight-generating facilities; the potential impacts freight land uses can have on the transportation
system, communities, and the natural environment; strategies that can reduce or mitigate the impacts of freight land uses; and the roles stakeholder groups can play in implementing those strategies.
This workshop provides specific guidance to planning practitioners on how to integrate freight and land use considerations within the transportation planning and programming process, and offers the tools and resources to assess the impacts of land use decisions
on freight movements, as well as the impacts of freight development and growth on land use planning goals.
**Special note: this course will be offered at no cost in 2013.**
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of coordinating land use policies and freight transportation planning
- Describe methods for coordinating freight land use with local, regional, and state comprehensive and transportation planning processes
- Describe methods to avoid or mitigate impacts of freight land uses on surrounding land uses and the environment
- Identify examples of sustainable freight land use strategies and initiatives
- Locate the resources and tools available to address freight and land use considerations within the transportation and comprehensive planning processes
The target audience for this course includes a variety of transportation and planning professionals involved in transportation or land use planning, including State DOT, freight, and environmental planners; engineers and specialists; MPO staff; Federal transportation
employees, particularly FHWA and FRA staff; municipal and county land use and transportation planners; and local, regional, or state economic development officials. Private sector stakeholders, particularly representatives from industrial real estate development,
trucking, rail, and other industry associations, and port and port authority staff. Secondary audiences include Federal and state resource agency staff, EPA staff, elected officials or MPO board members, shippers or industry leaders, consultants, and citizen
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider
by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, NHI
has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely
recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized
Provider membership status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs
that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.