PUBLIC NOTICE for the 5/14/19 Multi-State Freight Working Group meeting

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces the fourth meeting of its Multi-State Freight Working Group on May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am.

For security purposes, anyone interested in attending in person should use the following link to RSVP no later than noon on Friday May 10, 2019:

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Please be sure and have a photo ID at the meeting location.


  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:00 am – 10:10 am) – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  2. Regional Commodity and Goods Movement Trends and Developments (10:10 am – 11:00 am)
    1. Freight Rail Industrial Opportunity Corridors Program – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. Technological Impacts on Goods Movement – Chris Lamm, Cambridge Systematics
  3. Updates on Freight Planning Studies & Activities (11:00 am – 11:45 am)
    1. Goods Movement Strategies for Communities Webtool Demonstration – Quanquan Chen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. National Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program – Chris Lamm
    3. Regional Freight Land Use Study – Gerry Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
    4. Two-minute reports from MAP Forum members
  4. Statewide Freight Plan Status in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
  5. Future Working Group Activities (12:00 pm – 12:15 pm) — Group
    1. Next Meeting: October 2019, hosted by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
    2. Issues for Future Consideration 
      1. Truck Parking
      2. Rail Freight
      3. Marine Highways
      4. Others?
  6. Adjourn (no later than 12:15 pm)

Please note that the meeting also will be available as a webinar if you cannot attend in person:

The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services, or American Sign Language, please contact no later than Thursday May 9th.

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