Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

7/9/2003
9:30 AM: Coffee
10:00 AM: Call to Order
Watch Recording

Commission Office
The Bourse Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Fourth Street Elevators

AGENDA

1. Call to order
All Task Force members and guests will be recognized and the April 16, 2003 meeting notes will be offered for the committee''s approval (see meeting highlights).

2. Freight Planning For Columbus, Ohio
Erika Witzke and a visiting team from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will highlight the freight planning efforts of the Columbus, Ohio MPO.

3. Domestic Intermodal Growth: Intermodal Trailers vs. Domestic Containers

Eric Moffett of the Vermont Railway will give an overview of the domestic intermodal market, and discuss emerging trends and consequences for the Pennsylvania market.

4. Planning for Freight at MARAD
Richard Walker, Director of the Office of Intermodal Development, will review MARAD''s freight programs and provide an update on TEA-21 reauthorization.

5. United States Coast Guard Initiatives in the Delaware Valley

The Captain of the Port of Philadelphia, Jonathan Sarubbi, will provide an overview of the new role of the Coast Guard in the Department of Homeland Security.

6. Two-minute Reports

Task Force and Subcommittee chairs and Task Force members and guests will provide updates on the activities of their companies and agencies.

7. Old and New Business
Old and new items of business will be considered. The next scheduled meeting of the Goods Movement Task Force is October 8, 2003.