Freight in the Southeast, 2013

The conference summary is available here.

Please mark your calendars to join us in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 12-14, 2013, at the historic Brown Hotel for a collaborative freight conference that combines the Kentucky Biennial Freight Conference and the annual meetings of the 18 state DOTs that comprise the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) and the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC).


ITTS includes eight state DOTs from the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) and MAFC includes the ten state DOTs from the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). These 18 states share key interstate highway system corridors, vital railroad corridors, crucial inland waterway corridors, the Gulf Intra-coastal Waterway, the Great Lakes, and some of the nation’s largest freight airports.


The conference theme is “Building Paths to Prosperity–the Role of Regional Freight Corridors.” Hosted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, this conference will feature discussions, panels, and presentations from industry experts that highlight the transportation and economic possibilities of the freight systems that cover nearly one-half of the United States. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in regional freight corridors, multimodal freight development, and transportation-related economic development. This includes transportation companies, consultants, academia, logistics personnel, economic development organizations, government officials (federal, state, local, and elected), and metropolitan/regional planning organizations.


For information regarding conference sponsorship opportunities, exhibitor booth space, and conference participation, please contact Ernie Perry at ebperry@wisc.edu or Bruce Lambert at bruce@ittsresearch.org.
We will see you in Louisville!

As the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is in both ITTS and Mid America Freight Conference, the decision was made to join the conferences together this year in Louisville.