Freight Planning & Partners
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.
, New York
Confirmed SpeakerDiniece Peters serves as a Program Manager of Freight Planning for the Office Freight Mobility (OFM) within the division of Transportation Planning and Management (TPM) at New York City Department of TransportationNYCDOT. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of initiatives and programs that advance best practices in Urban Freight and Land Use policies and will be leading efforts that support the development of a Citywide Freight Plan at NYCDOT.
, Rocky Hill
Confirmed SpeakerStephanie is a Planner with the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments. Previously, she worked at the Connecticut Department of Transportation as the lead on Statewide Freight Planning, headed a SHRP2 Economic Analysis grant project, and co-authored a Climate Resilience Pilot Study supported by FHWA. She serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Freight Transportation Data Standing Committee, is a member of an NCHRP research panel on Urban Freight, and is a graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s 2014 Freight Academy. She has a BA in Philosophy and Landscape Design from the University of Connecticut, and attended the University of Massachusetts for her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
Confirmed SpeakerVictoria Farr is a Principal Transportation Planner for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where she manages implementation of the Goods Movement Action Program (G-MAP), an interagency, multi-jurisdictional, and multi-modal action plan to improve the performance of the regional freight system. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Ms. Farr managed a portfolio of freight projects for the U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center. Highlights included supporting the MAP-21 mandated National Freight Advisory Committee; managing the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations’ urban freight project; and convening the New England Transportation Forum, which served as a platform for transportation practitioners and decision makers at the Federal, State, and local level as well as industry leaders to engage in regional freight issues. Ms. Farr is a graduate of the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s 2014 Freight Academy, holds a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California, and is a member of AICP.