The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Freight Management and Operations (HOFM) and the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport invites you to attend the first webinar in the Urban Freight Webinar Series:
“Noteworthy Practices in Urban Freight Planning: Examples of Public-Private Sector Collaboration in Freight Planning”
TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
- David Holt, VP of Business Development & Operations, Conexus Indiana
- James Turnwald, Executive Director, Michiana Area Council of Governments
- Tim Martin, Acting Transport & Planning Policy Manager, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
- Katie England, Director of Multimodal Planning & Programs, Indiana Department of Transportation
Content: Speakers will share their experiences collaborating with private sector stakeholders to develop freight plans and implement strategies to improve freight mobility.
This webinar will focus on collaborations between the public and private sector which help to create better freight planning outcomes in both the United States and Europe Union. Two case studies will be shared during the webinar to highlight such collaborations:
U.S. Example: Conexus Indiana
Conexus Vice President David Holt will discuss his organization’s unique role in organizing partnerships between private business and state and regional public agencies to improve freight mobility in Indiana. Conexus hosts several Regional Logistics Councils located throughout the state made up of high-level logistics executives in air, rail, truck, water, infrastructure, manufacturing, and warehouse/distribution. These councils convene to identify and prioritize the infrastructure investments needed to improve freight operations within their regions in coordination with public agencies. James Turnwald of the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and Katie England from the Indiana Department of Transportation will discuss the benefits of this public-private collaboration from the public perspective.
European Union Example: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Tim Martin of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham will discuss his agency’s partnership with private enterprise via the EU funded CIVITAS Novelog project to develop a Freight Travel Plan (FTP) that introduces more sustainable freight practices in collaboration with private shipping companies. The Borough of Barking and Dagenham (located to the East of central London) has about 165,000 inhabitants and is a focal point for significant growth and regeneration. The city faces significant heavy goods vehicles movements and parking problems resulting in congestion and delays. Mr. Martin will discuss the Borough’s various efforts to incentivize private companies to collaborate with the city on topics such as low emissions vehicles, night deliveries, parking enforcements and cooperation schemes for services, re-timing of deliveries, and consolidation at existing facilities.
This is the first urban freight webinar in series of six. It is part of a joint EC-FHWA research & development initiative on urban freight, known as the Urban Freight R&D Twinning Initiative. The series is also a component of FHWA’s Office of Freight Management and Operations' freight professional capacity building (FPCB) program, which shares information and noteworthy practices to support freight professionals in developing their skills and expertise to address urban freight challenges. Moreover, this series falls within the scope of the CIVITAS Urban Freight Logistics Thematic Group activities, which coordinates and facilitate cooperation among the CIVITAS EC-funded urban freight and logistics projects, and with external initiatives.