(SR300)Talking Freight - State Freight Advisory Committees
5/15/2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
One of the Freight Provisions in MAP-21 transportation legislation addresses State Freight Advisory Committees. States are encouraged "to establish a freight advisory committee consisting of a representative cross-section of public and private sector freight stakeholders, including representatives of ports, shippers, carriers, freight-related associations, the freight industry workforce, the transportation department of the State, and local governments" (MAP-21 Section 1117(a)). Many states are in the process of creating new freight advisory committees, but some states have already established committees, enabling public and private transportation stakeholders to work together to identify, understand, and address freight transportation needs in their states. This webinar will provide general information about the MAP-21 State Freight Advisory Committee guidance, general benefits of forming State Freight Advisory Committees, and specific insights from public sector and private freight company members of an existing State Freight Advisory Committee about the opportunities and challenges associated with these committees.
Operations, Freight Management & Operations