Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning is a one-day workshop intended to provide techniques and strategies to help practitioners establish and strengthen relationships with the private sector. It is designed for practitioners addressing freight
issues at metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), State departments of transportation, local governments, and economic development agencies.
Building knowledge of both private sector business needs and the public sector transportation planning process supports the effective integration of freight into many statewide and metropolitan transportation plans and investment decisions. Developing and
sustaining relationships, either formally or informally, with key private sector stakeholders is critical to effective freight transportation planning. Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to develop an action plan that will engage freight
stakeholders in their agencies' planning processes.
**Special note: this course will be offered at no cost in 2013.**
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the value that private sector freight stakeholders can add to the planning process
- Apply tools and resources for identifying freight stakeholders
- Construct an action plan for engaging freight stakeholders in their agencies' planning processes
The target audience for this course includes practitioners and others involved in transportation planning, project development, and project implementation specifically, State DOT Planners, Freight Transportation Specialists, MPO Staff, City/County Engineers
and Planners, Economic Development Agency staff, Quasi-public Agencies (such as ports), FHWA Employees, and other Federal Employees. Private sector entities are considered a secondary audience; however, their participation in the workshop can be extremely
beneficial to them and the public sector participants.
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.