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									Engaging the Private Sector in
Freight Planning

An Executive Overview


            Presented at
   2007 Ohio Conference on Freight
         September 18, 2007

            Jocelyn Jones
       FHWA-Resource Center
 410/962-2486, jocelyn.jones@.dot.gov
Objectives

      Understand why it is important to engage
          the private sector

      Define who “freight stakeholders” are and
          what engaging them means to your planning
          process

      Determine how freight stakeholders can
          provide input to future planning efforts


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Why...Is the Engaging the Private Sector
Important?




       Engaging the                 Public
       Private Sector            Involvement



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Why…
Key Issues of Interest

       Economic Development

       Congestion

       Capacity

       Financing and Funding Projects

       Environmental Concerns

       Security Concerns
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What Can the Private Sector Offer You?
(And what can you offer the private sector?)
Mutual understanding
     • Processes
     • Needs

Political and public support
Trust – an opportunity to build
bridges

Access to data, information
plans, and feedback

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Why… Mutual Understanding of Divergent
Perspectives

                                       Planning
            Public sector                                  Private sector
                                          vs.
                 Local / Regional          Scope           National / Global

                    5 to 20+ years                         1 to 5 years
                                         Time Frame

                    Single Mode /                          Multi-modal /End-to-
             Individual Corridor        Analysis Unit      End Trip

               Discrete Location         Data Points       Product/Asset Velocity

                      Asset Focus                          Service Delivery Focus
                                     Performance Metrics



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 Who...
 The New “Freight Stakeholders”

                                 Carriers

                                                     Manufacturer
   Raw Material                                   Receiver / Shipper
Producer / Shipper




  Warehouse / Dist. Center                                Retail Store
    Receiver / Shipper                                     Receiver
                                     Carriers
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Who....Are Freight Stakeholders?

       Shippers and Receivers of Freight
        (businesses)

       Freight Transportation Service Providers

       Owners and Operators of Freight Facilities

       Neighborhoods and Communities Affected
        by Freight Transportation



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  Who...Traditional DOT Freight
  Stakeholders

  Motor
 Carriers         Railroads
For-hire
                 Shortline          Waterways
Private          Railroads                           Air
                                    Ports           Cargo       Traditional
Hazmat /         Regional                        Airports
                 Railroads
                                    Barge                          DOT
Hazwaste                            Industries
Haulers                                          Airport        Customers
                 Class I                         Authorities
                                    Terminal
Specialty        Railroads
                                    Operators
Carriers                                         Pilots        Driving Public
                 Engineers
                                    Pilots                     Transit Users
Drivers                                                        Legislature
                                                               Local Officials



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Who... Different Perspectives
for Different Issues

            Shippers / Receivers

            Carriers

            Operators of Freight Facilities

            Third-Party Logistics Providers (3PL)




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How…Finding Common Ground


    Planning and Policy

    Design and Construction
    Operations and Maintenance
    Oversight and Revenue Collection




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 How....
 Access to Data & Information

     Public-domain freight data increasingly
      scarce and/or dated

     Commercial sources often price prohibitive
      for smaller MPOs

     Networking with freight stakeholders builds
      trust and mutual understanding

     Only request the data you need!

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How...
Resources for Identifying Stakeholders
          Transportation Professional Groups

          Chambers of Commerce

          Industry Associations

          Business Listing Services

          Commercial Business Directories



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 How....
 A Continuum of Practice

                                              Programmatic Input
                                               • A process is established for
                                                 regular, consistent interaction
                                                 and feedback
                                    Policy Guidance
                                     • Surveys and other forms of
                                       market research are used to
                                       guide policy and benchmark
                                       results
                   Information Exchange
                     • Networking / Conferences
                     • Working Groups / Research


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  In Summary...


  Engaging the Private Sector workshop is
   designed to help planners answer:

   Why – Private sector input is part of the
       public sector planning process

   Who – Non-traditional stakeholders
   How – Many ways, formal and informal, short
       and long term

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FHWA Training Opportunities

  Integrating Freight in the Transportation Planning
      Process

     Freight Forecasting in Transportation Planning

  Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning
     Freight Financing

     Freight Data Made Simple

     Advanced Freight Planning

     Freight Planning and Environmental Considerations
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Other Resources

  Presentation & Fact Sheets for outreach to private
      sector

     Freight Planning LISTSERV

  Talking Freight Seminar Series
     Freight Peer to Peer Program

 FHWA freight websites:
 http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight
 http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/freightplanning
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