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Maryland Statewide Freight Summit-- 2009

The second Statewide Freight Summit brought federal, state and local officials together with key stakeholders for an in-depth consideration of Maryland and federal freight policy, planning, and investment.  Key speakers addressed current topics in industry and government. 

Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley unveiled Maryland’s first Statewide Freight Plan, and discussed the future of freight in Maryland with key Federal and State officials attending the summit, including:  Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Congressman John P. Sarbanes, Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards, Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Christian S. Johansson, Federal Highway Administration Associate Administrator of Policy Shailen Bhatt, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Transportation Infrastructure Director Janet Kavinoky.

“This Summit and the Maryland Statewide Freight Plan continue the communication and collaboration with local governments that is so critical in developing the best statewide and regional freight system in the country,” said Transportation Secretary Swaim-Staley. “Working together with our public and private sector partners, this plan will inform local and regional planning and guide our transportation investments for years to come.”

FINAL AGENDA

Speakers:

  • Beverley Swaim-Staley, Secretary, MDOT
  • The Honorable Benjamin Cardin, U.S. Senate
  • The Honorable John P. Sarbanes, U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Donna F. Edwards, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lucinda Lessley,  Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Transportation and Infrastructure Committee U.S. House of Representatives
  • Shailen Bhatt, Associate Administrator of Policy, Federal Highway Administration
  • Janet Kavinoky, Director of Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian S. Johansson, Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Caitlin Hughes Rayman, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, MDOT
  • Don Halligan, MDOT Office of Planning and Capital Programming
  • Nicole Katsikides, MDOT Office of Planning and Capital Programming
  • Jeannie Fazio, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics
  • Rick Johnson , MDOT Office of Freight Logistics
  • Ed Miller, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics
  • Debbie Bowden, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics
  • Kathy Broadwater, Maryland Port Administration
  • Jock Menzies, The Terminal Corporation
  • Charles Otto, The Farmers & Planters Company
  • Dr. W. Stephen Pannill, Cecil College
  • Karen Tisdale, Fallsway Construction Co. LLC
  • Rolf Schmitt, Federal Highway Administration  
  • Luke Wisniewski, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Dr. Seema Iyer, Baltimore City
  • Dave Czorapinski, MDOT State Highway Administration
  • Mike Fischer, Homeland Security Advisor, MDOT

Presentations:

Statewide Freight Plan  Nicole Katsikides, MDOT Office of Planning and Capital Programming

Statewide Rail Plan Jeannie Fazio, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics

Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Study Rick Johnson, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics

Mid-Atlantic Rail Operations Study (Phase II) Report (released December 2009)

Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations Study Presentation Ed Miller, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics

Mid-Atlantic Truck Operations Final Report (released November 2009)

Connecting with Economic Development Debbie Bowden, MDOT Office of Freight Logistics

MIZOD and Impact on the Port Kathy Broadwater, Maryland Port Administration

Jobs / Training Dr. W. Stephen Pannill, Cecil College

Construction Karen Tisdale, Fallsway Construction Co. LLC

Performance management and measurement Rolf Schmitt, Federal Highway Administration  

GHG reduction Luke Wisniewski, Maryland Department of the Environment

Land use planning Dr. Seema Iyer, Baltimore City

Truck Safety & Technology Dave Czorapinski, MDOT State Highway Administration

Homeland Security overview     Mike Fischer, Homeland Security Advisor, MDOT

Attendance Roster:

MEDIA COVERAGE:

 Daily RecordMaryland GazetteWashington ExaminerWBAL.comCivSourceProgressive Railroading

Inaugural Freight Summit, September 2007