Keeping Counties Moving: Freight Transportation as an Economic Engine

May. 5, 2016 , 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact Jack Morgan (202) 942-4274

America’s counties play an essential role in planning and developing transportation and infrastructure networks.  These investments and policy decisions play a critical role in not only moving people quickly and safely, but also in the efficient transport of goods.  Investments in maritime and inland ports, rail and multimodal facilities, and crucial connector networks enable cargo to be moved throughout the nation and across the globe.  In turn, freight transportation provides an opportunity for significant direct and indirect economic benefits as a return on these investments. 

This webinar will take an in-depth look at freight transportation planning and investments in Alameda County, California and Shelby County, Tennessee.  These counties have leveraged multi-sector partnerships, public and private funding and regional freight planning activities to link freight planning with economic development strategies to promote economic competiveness, create jobs and enhance the overall quality of life.