ITTS Conferences


Regionally, the Southeast has benefited from the foreign direct investment, perceptions of business friendly environments, and access to relatively less congested transportation networks.  The region is also very dependent upon exports to provide markets and jobs for its industries.  The region is served by all the Class I railroads, the largest navigation system in the nation (the Ohio, Mississippi and Tenn-Tom river systems and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway), some of the nation’s largest freight airports, and a highway system that links our markets to each other and the world.  

Freight Transportation is important to promoting economic development and ensuring economic opportunities for the region’s future growth.  The Southeastern U.S. has experienced significant growth in freight traffic.  There are new trends that could influence traffic patterns in the region.  These include the expansion of the Panama Canal, changes in foreign investment in the region, the development of alternative fuels, trends in supply chains, and changing trade policies.  Given the uncertain timing of the economic recovery, the region needs to continue to look at its support of commercial freight movements to ensure commercial freight operations continue to expand in the region. In some ways, this conference will seek to fill the gaps to help identify the regional structure necessary to support these activities.

1.Freight in The Southeast, 2017

February 15-17, 2017

Savannah, Georgia


2.Freight in The Southeast, 2016

April 11-12, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana


3.Freight in The Southeast, 2015

March 16-19, 2015

Biloxi, Mississippi


4. Freight in The Southeast, 2014

March 3-6, 2014

Tampa, Florida


5. Freight in The Southeast, 2013

March 12-14, 2013

Louisville, Kentucky

6. Freight in The Southeast, 2012

March 14-16, 2012

Norfolk, Virginia


7. Freight in the Southeast 2011

February 9-11, 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina


You can read the conference summary here. You can also read the summary in Spanish.


8. Freight in the Southeast, 2010

January 25-27, 2010

Memphis, Tennessee

This was the first conference, and was a great success based on the feedback from the attendees.

Overview Agenda (Click here for final agenda and powerpoint notes from conference)


Speaker's Bios

To view the information on the speakers, please download the following here.

Pictures from the Conference are available here.