Tim Coats, Vice President, Supply Chain Logistics, Strategy and Grain Operations, General Mills Biography and Testimony [pdf 78kb]
Frank Sims, Vice President of Transportation and Product Assurance, Cargill, Inc. Biography and Testimony [pdf 44kb]
Aaron Jorgensen, Senior Director, Supply Chain Logistics Integration, Medtronic, Inc. Biography and Testimony [pdf 39kb]
Teresa M. Adams, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Biography and Testimony [pdf 1.18mb]
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Secretary Mary E. Peters, Chairman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
8:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Panel #1: Global Trends and Regional Framework
Doug Duncan, President and CEO, FedEx Freight addressing the global framework, demands for surface transportation and the U. S. challenges and requirements. Biography [pdf 55kb]
Tim Yatsko, Senior Vice-President of Transportation Wal-Mart regarding global trends and challenges and Wal-Mart’s national response as well as needs in U. S. transportation system. Biography and Testimony [pdf 208kb]
John Moore, President and CEO Memphis Regional Chamber regarding the potential for Memphis region as an intermodal inland port to address national transportation challenges and demands of the private sector supply chain; what is required and how to achieve it. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Pete Johnson, Federal Co-Chair for Delta Regional Authority regarding role of surface transportation in the 8-state Delta Region particularly underdeveloped and rural areas. Biography and Testimony [pdf 91kb]
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Panel #2: Intermodal Opportunities in Global & Regional Trends
Robert West, Managing Director, Global Trade & Transportation at Global Insight, addressing implications of global trends on ports and intermodal transportation. Biography and Testimony [pdf 1.34mb]
Roger Sklar, Director Inbound Supply Chain Operations, NIKE Inc., regarding regional opportunities and solutions for national port and surface transportation challenges. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Steve Rand, AVP Sales and Account Development, CSX Intermodal regarding rail, highway, port, and air interconnections and challenges/solutions for financing rail infrastructure. Biography and Testimony [pdf 680kb]
Jonathan Red, Chief Operating Officer, Sea Point LLC, international freight movements; necessity of national intermodal planning; and regional opportunities to address the national challenges. Biography and Testimony [pdf 1.42mb]
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Panel #3: Regional Economic Development & Quality of Life
Matt Kisber, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic Development regarding needs, opportunities and challenges for surface transportation in economic development of Tennessee and region Biography [pdf 56kb]
Tennessee Senator Mark Norris, Chairman of Economic Development, Transportation, and Cultural Affairs Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference. Will address Regional Imperatives: Opportunities for Intergovernmental innovation in Intermodal Logistics and Economic Development”. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Neely Mallory, President of Mallory Alexander, a prominent international freight forwarder covering intermodal aspects of international freight movements and demands upon the surface transportation system. Biography [pdf 56kb]
John D. Carruthers (Shreveport, LA), Chairman, Mid-Continent Highway Coalition (I-69) regarding trade with Canada and Mexico, national surface transportation corridors, their importance to the national economy and alternatives for funding and financing. Biography and Testimony [pdf 77kb]
Gerald Nicely, Commissioner, Tennessee DOT addressing the necessity of Integrated Planning between modes of transportation and flexible funding options to allow strategic infrastructure investments. This will include mode diversion from roads to rail and transit systems. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Scott Bennett, Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation covering financing surface transportation financing including reliability of funding streams, innovative financing alternatives, and lessons learned to date. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Dave Huneryager, President & CEO of Tennessee Trucking Association regarding needs, challenges, gaps and solutions in surface transportation system. Biography [pdf 56kb]
Jimmy Smith, Tennessee Public Transit Association regarding Commuter rail, rural transit, and related issues.
Panel #2: Growth Needs of the Surface Transportation System
Arlee Reno, Cambridge Systematics, Assessment of Needs of Public Transportation and Highways
Joseph M. Giglio, Northeastern University
Frank Wilson, Houston Metro
James McClellan, Rail Expert (Freight)
Thursday, September 21, 2006
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Panel #3: Regional Needs of the Surface Transportation System
Gary Thomas, President, Dallas Area Regional Transit, Transit Solutions to Regional Mobility Needs
Richard Ruddell, President, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Commuter Rail Solutions to Regional Mobility Needs
Allan Rutter, Executive Director, North Texas Tollway Authority, Building State-Local-Regional Alliances to Advance Mobility
Alan Clark, Director of Transportation & Air Quality Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council, Regional Growth and Transportation Needs and the Dynamics of Air Quality Issues and challenges for the Houston Area Testimony [pdf 1.35mb]
Michael Morris, North Texas Council of Governments, What Works in Regional Government
Panel #4: Preservation Needs of the Surface Transportation System
Mort Downey, PB Consult – Funding to Maintain Systems
Tim Lomax, Texas Transportation Institute, The Challenges of Congestion: the Result of Needs Suppressed
Art Lomenick, Managing Director, Trammel Crowe Company, Needs of Developers and the Building Community
John Esparza, President & CEO, Texas Motor Transportation Association, Needs of the Trucking Sector
Tim McGuckin, Executive Director, OmniAir Consortium, Vehicle Infrastructure Integration
Panel #5: Financing the Surface Transportation System
Karen Hedlund, Nossaman Gunther, Legal Structures needed for PPP’s and Toll Development
Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Darius Gaskins, Norbridge, Inc., Rail Economics & Finance Expert
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Factors and Trends Influencing Current and Future Transportation Needs
Jack Wells, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Transportation, "Role of Transportation in the U.S. Economy" Presentation [pdf 250kb]
Alan E. Pisarski, Transportation Policy Consultant, "Demography is Destiny: Commuter Trends" Presentation [pdf 156kb]
Howard Hogan, Associate Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, "Trends in Population Growth and Distribution"
Keith Hall, Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisors, "Forecast for the U.S. Economy" Presentation [pdf 62kb]
Praveen Dixit, Director of the Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, and Russ Adise, International Trade Analyst, Maritime Transport and Security, Office of Service Industries, Department of Commerce, "U.S. Trade: Long Term Prospects and Challenges" Presentation [pdf 131kb]
John Conti, Director, Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, U.S. Department of Energy, "Annual Energy Outlook 2006" Presentation [pdf 427kb]
1:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
The State of the U.S. Freight System: Trends and Challenges 2000-2020
Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, "The State of the U.S. Freight System: Trends and Challenges 2000-2020" Presentation [pdf 4.71mb]
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
DOT Modal Administrations Overview - Part I
Joseph Boardman, Federal Railroad Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Railroad Administration" Presentation [pdf 434kb]
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Closed Session
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DOT Modal Administrations Overview - Part II
Rick Capka, Federal Highway Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Highway Administration and its Programs" Presentation [pdf 119kb]
Sandra Bushue, Federal Transit Deputy Administrator, "Overview of the Federal Transit Administration and its Programs" Presentation [pdf 164kb]
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. General Policy Discussion
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Highways and Transit in the U.S.: Conditions, Performance and Financing Trends
E. Ross Crichton, Federal Highway Administration, and Richard Steinmann and Robert Tuccillo, Federal Transit Administration