Freight's Contribution to Virginia's Economy
In this panel, speakers will discuss freight's huge contribution to the Commonwealth's economy; what freight needs; what challenges it faces to have a greater economic impact on Virginia; and what economic opportunities can arise from funding freight transportation. Freight's inclusion as a priority in the new MAP 21 transportation bill makes the topic especially relevant this year.
- Warren Hoemann, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs, American Trucking Association - Download
- Lisa Saunders, Director, Transportation and Logistics, Owens and Minor
- Alan Meyers, Author of the Virginia Multimodal Freight Study, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
- Bruno Maestri, Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Communications, Norfolk Southern Corporation
Moderator: Andy Hecker, Moffatt & Nichol, also staff of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization's Freight Transportation Advisory Committee