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


State and MPO Workshop Session

Tuesday, March 12th


Paths to Prosperity: Why Freight Corridors?

Moderated by Teresa Adams, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Economic Outlook–Global Directions and Implications for Transportation

Moderated by Marsha Fiol, Virginia Department of Transportation

Wednesday, March 13th


MAP-21 and the Washington Perspective

Moderated by Bernadette Dupont, Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Division Office


Integrating State, Regional, Local, and Private Sector Freight Planning

Moderated by Keith Damron, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet


Luncheon Keynote
Jim Bruce, UPS Corporate Public Affairs


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


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


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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