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NFAC Inaugural Meeting Agenda

National Freight Advisory Committee Meeting

U.S. Department of Transportation

West Building Atrium, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Coffee for Members

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Call to Order
Tretha Chromey, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) National Freight Advisory Council (NFAC)

9:05 – 9:20 AM

Welcome and Kick-Off to the Inaugural National Freight Advisory CommitteeThe Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation NFAC Members Introductions

9:20 – 9:30 AM

Congressional Remarks
The Honorable Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator (WA)
The Honorable Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative (NY-08)

9:30 – 9:40 AMAdministrative Briefing
9:40 – 10:50 AMNFAC Short Statements
NFAC Members
10:50 -11:05 AMBreak
11:05 – 11:40 AM

Keynote Remarks from DOT Ex-officio Members

NFAC Charter and DOT Expectations
John Porcari, Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Chair, DOT Freight Policy Council

Federal Role in U.S. Freight Policy
Polly Trottenberg, Under Secretary for Policy

11:45 – 1:00 PMNFAC Member Lunch
DOT Executive Dining Room
1:15– 1:30 PMNational Freight Strategic Plan Overview
Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Elements of an Effective National Freight Strategic Plan
NFAC Member Discussion and Public Comment

Discussion Points

  • Elements of an effective national freight strategic plan;
  • Opportunities for the national freight plan to enhance coordination between local, state and national freight priorities;
  • Specific elements of State freight plans that should be effectively integrated into the national freight strategic plan;
  • Elements from international plans that should be considered for replication in our own National Freight Strategic Plan;
  • Other considerations that should be taken into account in the development of the National Strategic Freight Plan;
3:00 – 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 – 4:30 PM

Measures of Conditions and Performance
NFAC Member Discussion and Public Comment

Discussion Points

  • Measures of conditions and performance that would be useful to freight transportation customers, users, planners, or policymakers and should be collected as part of the freight conditions and performance reporting system;
  • Challenges and opportunities for identifying and obtaining useful data to support freight conditions and performance?
  • Other considerations that should be included in the development of the conditions and performance report;
4:30 – 5:15 PMGoing Forward
Subcommittee Assignments and Deliverables
5:15 – 5:30 PMClosing Remarks and Adjournment
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