Appendix C
Committee Meetings and Other Activities

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING, JUNE 4–5, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C.

The following presentations were made to the committee by invited speakers:


Sponsor Expectations for the Study

Ashish Sen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Overview of Freight Transportation Data Sources

Lance Grenzeback, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., and Harry Cohen, Consultant, Ellicott City, Maryland


The Commodity Flow Survey

Michael Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics



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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 Appendix C Committee Meetings and Other Activities FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING, JUNE 4–5, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee by invited speakers: Sponsor Expectations for the Study Ashish Sen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Overview of Freight Transportation Data Sources Lance Grenzeback, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., and Harry Cohen, Consultant, Ellicott City, Maryland The Commodity Flow Survey Michael Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 The Freight Analysis Framework Gary Maring and Bruce Lambert, Federal Highway Administration SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING, SEPTEMBER 19–20, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee by invited speakers: Freight Data Business Plan—Draft Version Rick Donnelly, PBConsult, Inc. (committee consultant) Air Cargo Data—Needs and Uses Mort Plumb, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska Transportation of Hazardous Materials Kevin Coburn, Research and Special Programs Administration Hazardous Materials Transportation—Security-Related Activities Since 9/11 Tom Sherman, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation Use of Technology to Collect Truck Data Jeff Patten, Federal Highway Administration The International Trade Data System Craig Fundling, eCP MPO Freight Data Requirements Gerald Rawling, Chicago Area Transportation Study Dennis Hooker, Metroplan Orlando, Florida The committee also received a written submission on MPO Freight Data Requirements from Chuck Purvis of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, California.

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A Concept for a National Freight Data Program: Special Report 276 A Shipping Industry Perspective on Freight Data Needs and Uses Bill Ralph, Port Import Export Reporting Service In addition, the committee discussed security data currently gathered by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration with Admiral Paul Busick of Battelle. THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING, NOVEMBER 21–22, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. PRESENTATION OF FREIGHT DATA BUSINESS PLAN A draft of the freight data business plan (Appendix A) prepared by the committee’s consultant, Rick Donnelly, was presented at the 82nd TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 15, 2003. The details of the session are as follows. Session 713: National Freight Transportation Data Program Development Arnim Hans Meyburg, Cornell University, presiding Sponsored by Committee on Freight Transportation Data Importance of Freight for Transportation Emil Frankel, U.S. Department of Transportation National Freight Data Business Plan Rick Donnelly, PBConsult, Inc. Trucking Industry Perspective Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations, Inc. Railroad Industry Perspective Robert E. Martínez, Norfolk Southern Corporation Forecaster’s Perspective Paul Bingham, Global Insight, Inc.