State Freight Advisory Committee (SFAC)


The purpose of the SFAC is to represent the freight community at large and advise the State on freight-related priorities, policies, issues, projects, and funding needs in order to advance freight Goals and Objectives in Maryland.


  1. Support State Freight Plan Update
  2. Provide feedback on freight project prioritization.
  3. Provide guidance on freight program activities.
  4. Communicate freight experience and bottlenecks.
  5. Advise on next generation supply chain operations and how the State can support industry.
  6. React to Freight Performance and advise on solutions to address bottlenecks.


Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Role of the State Freight Advisory Committee:

  1. Advise the State on freight-related priorities, policies, issues, projects, and funding needs;
  2. Serve as a forum for discussion of State transportation decisions affecting freight mobility;
  3. Communicate and coordinate regional priorities with other organizations (for example, among state, regional and local planning organizations);
  4. Promote the sharing of information between the private and public sectors on freight issues;
  5. Participate in the development of the State freight plan, and other relevant freight plans;
  6. Provide recommendations for Critical Urban and Rural Freight Corridors, which should be done as part of the State freight plan process; and
  7. Review and provide guidance on freight-related performance measures and performance data.


all meetings 2-4pm unless otherwise noted

Meeting Date Meeting Link Meeting Agenda Meeting Notes/Materials
Wed., April 3, 2024

Click here to join the meeting

Agenda April 3, 2024 Slides
Wed., October 4, 2023

Meeting Held on October 4, 2023

October 4, 2023 SFAC Agenda October 4 Slides
Wed., April 5, 2023

Meeting Held on April 5, 2023

April 5, 2023 SFAC Agenda

April 5 Slides

April 5 Minutes

Wed., March 3, 2021

Meeting Held on March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021 SFAC Agenda

March 3 Slides

March 3 Minutes

Wed., September 1, 2021 Meeting Held on September 1, 2021 September 1, 2021 SFAC Agenda

September 1 Slides

September 1 Minutes

Wed., April 6, 2022 Meeting Held on April 6, 2022 April 6, 2022 SFAC Agenda

April 6 Slides

April 6 Minutes

DRAFT Statewide Freight Plan Sections 1-6

Wed. October 5, 2022 – 2pm Meeting Held on October 5, 2022  October 5, 2022 SFAC Agenda

October 5 Slides

Contact MDOT

Type Role Organization Name
Industry Industrial Site Tradepoint Atlantic Chuck Heinze
Industry Developers Weller Development Adam Genn
Industry Carrier Cowan Systems, LLC Dennis Morgan
Industry Distributor SYSCO Eastern Maryland Greg Bertrand
Industry Distributor Amazon Jeff Cleland
Industry Carrier, Warehouse and Logistics Services D. M. Bowman, Inc Jim Ward
Industry Port Operator Ports America Chesapeake Joe Greco
Industry Carrier Fed Ex Scott Pauchnik
Industry Intermodal Brokerage and Carrier Services Belt’s Transportation Services Larry Smith
Industry Carrier UPS Michael Kiely
Industry Carrier - Maritime Wallenius Wilhelmsen Line Michael Derby
Industry Shipper - Chemicals W.R. Grace Inc. Duane Jefferies
Industry Shipper - Agribusiness Perdue Agri Business Incorporated Mark Chambers
Industry Logistics Services and Warehousing The Terminal Corporation Tom Huesman
Industry Industry Advocacy Consumer Brands Association Tom Madrecki
Railroad Carrier - Rail Norfolk Southern Lydia McPherson
Railroad Carrier- Rail CSX Brian Hammock
Railroad Carrier - Rail Maryland and Delaware Railroad Cathrin Banks
Railroad Carrier - Rail Canton Railroad Company Paul Barnes
Association Logistics Services - Air Aviation Facilities Company Management, LLC Chuck Stipancic
Association Development Baltimore Development Corporation William Cawthern
Association Industry Advocacy Baltimore Industrial Group Jeff Fraley (Fraley Company)
Association Industry Advocacy Maryland Motor Truck Association Louis Campion
Association Industry Advocacy Specialized Carrier and Rigging Association Chris Smith
Academic Education and Training Community College of Baltimore County Kipp Snow
Military Military Aberdeen Directorate of Public Works
Master Planning & Real Property Division
Elana Messner
Federal Agency Federal Federal Highway Administration Jasmine Champion
Federal Agency Federal Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Summer Bowman
Local Government Municipal Baltimore City Valorie LaCour
Local Government Municipal Baltimore City Kyle Leggs
MPO MPO Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) Keith Kucharek
MPO MPO Calvert-St. Mary's Metropolitan Planning Organization Courtney Jenkins
MPO MPO Cumberland Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Angela Patterson
MPO MPO Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization (HEPMPO) Matt Mullenax
MPO MPO Salisbury/Wicomico Keith Hall
Maryland State Agency State – Commerce Maryland Department of Commerce Jayson Knott
Maryland State Agency State – Energy Maryland Department of Energy Mike Jones
Maryland State Agency State – Labor Maryland Department of Labor Matt Helminiak
Maryland State Agency State – Planning Maryland Department of Planning Bihui Xi
State Government Agency State – Regional Partner Pennsylvania Department of Transportation -Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways Steve Panko
State Government Agency State – Regional Partner Virginia Department of Transportation Catherine C. McGhee
State Government Agency State – Regional Partner Delaware Department of Transportation Pam Steinebach
State Government Agency State – Regional Partner West Virginia Department of Transportation Cindy Butler
Government Agency Municipal DCDOT Laura MacNeil