Intermodal groups offer freight planning seminar

The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver and the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) will offer a 2 ½ day training program focusing on the freight transportation

The Intermodal Transportation Institute (ITI) at the University of Denver and the National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT) will offer a 2 ½ day training program focusing on the freight transportation.

"Intermodal Freight Transportation and the Public Planning Process" will be held at the University of Denver, Oct. 12-14. Professor Michael D. Meyer, PhD, professor of civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a faculty member of ITI, will lead the program, designed for public-sector transportation agencies.

"The freight sector is a significant contributor to the economic health of the United States, carrying the goods and products on the nation's transportation system," said Professor Patrick Sherry, a faculty and board member of ITI and director of NCIT at the University of Denver. "Given the federal stimulus funds being made available to help finance transportation projects today, we believe public-sector leaders involved in the planning and the spending of transportation projects can benefit from a sound understanding of the freight sector, and this program seeks to provide that information."

It is expected that by the end of this training program, par­ticipants will understand the basic economic factors that influence shipping and carrier decisions, how the supply chain affects their communities, how data and analysis can be used to develop the most cost effective strategies, and how to develop a state or regional freight plan.

Registration fee is $950 and includes instruction, program materials, meals and a certificate of participation. Registration information is available at www.du.edu/transportation or by calling 303-871-4146 or 303-871-4702.

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