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National Capital Region Freight Forum

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Walter A. Scheiber Board Room
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002

Contact: Jon Schermann
jschermann@mwcog.org
(202) 962-3317

The National Capital Region Freight Forum held on October 31, 2017 was  convened under the auspices of the TPB’s Freight Subcommittee. The theme of the Freight Forum was “freight as an enabler of livability”.  Approximately 50 persons attended, including transportation planners, bicycle/pedestrian planners, transportation officials from a variety of local, regional, and state jurisdictions, FHWA and FMCSA officials, and representatives from UPS, the DC Truckers Association, transportation-oriented consulting firms, and the Transportation Research Board.

The agenda featured a panel overview of urban freight challenges, a breakout session on the topic of freight as an enabler of livability, a lunch speaker, an overview of proven strategies for improving freight system performance in urban communities, and a final breakout session focused on addressing goods delivery challenges in downtown Frederick, MD; the Chinatown area of the District of Columbia; and the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor in Arlington, VA.