2013 Annual Freight Meeting

Building Paths to Prosperity — The Role of Regional Corridors

The 2013 MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Annual Freight Meeting was held on March 11-14, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Conference Materials



Note: Not all sessions and presenters used electronic presentations. All available presentations are posted here. For a complete representation of conference sessions, consult the program.

Monday, March 11th
2:00pm-6:00pm State and MPO Workshop Session

Tuesday, March 12th
2:00pm-3:30pm Paths to Prosperity: Why Freight Corridors?
Moderated by Teresa Adams, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4:00pm-5:30pm The Economic Outlook–Global Directions and Implications for Transportation
Moderated by Marsha Fiol, Virginia Department of Transportation

Wednesday, March 13th
8:00am-9:30am MAP-21 and the Washington Perspective
Moderated by Bernadette Dupont, Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Division Office

10:00am-11:30am Integrating State, Regional, Local, and Private Sector Freight Planning
Moderated by Keith Damron, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

12:00pm-1:00pm Luncheon Keynote
Jim Bruce, UPS Corporate Public Affairs
1:00pm-2:30pm Agricultural Trade: Biofuels and Exports
Moderated by Patrick Donovan, Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute

Freight Corridors: Collaboration, Development, and Impacts
Moderated by Ernie Perry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Getting Local Goods to Global Markets and Creating Supply Chains that Work

3:00pm-4:30pm Trends in Warehousing and Site Development: Business Clusters and Industrial Co-location
Moderated by Dennis Decker, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Designing for Freight: Corridor Development
Moderated by Ernie Perry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

From the Trucking Industry: What Agencies Should Know About Policy, Operations and the Future
Moderated by Jamie Fiepke, Kentucky Motor Transport Association

Thursday, March 14th
8:00am-9:30am Understanding the Automotive Industry and the Role of Transportation
Moderated by Bruce Lambert, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies

From Understanding to Action–Making Freight Corridors Work for Our Economy
Moderated by Lynn Soporowski, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Conference Organization

This meeting is sponsored by the Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Planning Committee

  • Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC)
  • Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS)
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)
  • Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA)
  • Indiana Department of Transportation (InDOT)
  • Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT)
  • FHWA Kentucky Division Office


Note: Attire for this conference is business casual.

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