Freight Planning & Partners

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • What are the steps of a freight planning process?

  • Why are freight considerations important in everyday planning?

  • Who are the public and private stakeholders that should be involved?

  • How to educate communities about freight and how to incorporate freight provisions into state, regional, and local plans and/or zoning regulations.

The FAST Act requires State and regional planning agencies to serve the public and immediate need of improving the safety and efficiency of goods movement. In New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, practitioners are being proactive in freight planning, not only to satisfy federal requirements, but to accommodate the needs of freight users in a way that strikes a balance between facilitating at-home deliveries and maintaining a community’s quality of life. During the session, practicing freight planners will discuss their experiences with freight plan development, project selection, and regional cooperation. The session will cover the basics of freight planning, from data collection to private sector stakeholder engagement. 

This session is designed to meet the specific planning-related training objective of building professional capacity of planners to engage in freight planning activities, either as a lead agency in developing a plan or as a stakeholder on a freight advisory committee. This session is appropriate for planners in both the public and private sector at all levels of their agency – with so few freight experts in the field, the information presented will be new material and be of value, regardless of a participant’s level of experience.



Diniece Peters , NYCDOT , New York , NY (see bio)
Stephanie Molden , NEW HAVEN , CT (see bio)
Victoria Farr , AICP , Oslo , 12 (see bio)