Economic Development & Freight Transportation

APA Florida Chapter, Heart of Florida Section


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9 a.m. - noon EDT

Avon Park, FL, United States

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Join the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization for a training session with FDOT District 1 Freight Coordinator Keith Robbins to learn more about distribution and freight as it relates to the economic development of our communities in inland Florida. Attendees will hear practical illustrations and examples of addressing some of the challenges to freight transportation in today’s world and gain a broad understanding of  the:


  • Role of transportation and distribution in the logistics arena
  • Importance of this industry and the impact of freight in our daily lives
  • Broad trends affecting freight transportation along with the challenges and success factors for integrating freight into traditional transportation planning



This Training Includes:


Distribution and Transportation Overview


Challenges in International Transportation


Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning


I-4 Corridor, A Freight Perspective


US 27 Corridor



Keith Robbins

Keith Robbins is Project Management Professional and the District Freight Coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation District 1. Read More

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