Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

10:00 am
Coffee will be available at 9:30 A.M. and lunch will be served following the meeting.

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


1. Call to Order

Task Force members and friends will be welcomed and recognized. Highlights from the previous freight advisory committee meeting on July 16, 2014 will be offered for approval.

2. Regional Airport System Plan (Draft)

The 2040 Regional Airport System Plan (RASP) for the greater Delaware Valley (i.e., 12 counties) provides aircraft and traffic count data, population, employment, and airport operational and capacity forecasts to 2040. In addition, the report provides an overview and analysis of the issues and trends impacting regional airport system development. Based on that analysis, the report makes detailed airport system development and investment recommendations to guide aviation in the region for the foreseeable future.

3. Competing and Thriving in the Marine Terminal Industry

In the highly competitive and ever changing marine terminal industry, innovation and adaptability are paramount to success. Nick Walsh, Director of Strategic Planning at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), will discuss strategic initiatives and long range strategies being undertaken by PRPA and its partners to assure a vital, vibrant port.

4. Delmarva Freight Plan Scenario Analysis

Chad Reese of Whitman Requardt will highlight the Delmarva Freight Plan and its scenario analysis framework. Covering the State of Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, the scenarios and the CUBE Cargo software provide freight planners with significant data regarding potential benefits and impacts of various
combinations of “enhancements” or “constraints” among roadway, water, rail, and air shipping policies and projects. Input data, evaluation methods, and examples of results will be presented.

5. LNG as an Alternative Fuel

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) can offer substantial benefits in fuel savings, price stability, and the environment and it can be readily supplied to the Delaware Valley by a safe and abundant North American fuel source. David Kailbourne , CEO of Rev LNG which is one of the largest turnkey LNG fuel suppliers in the Eastern United States, will discuss LNG sourcing, transporting and dispensing , including a variety of cost effective bunkering options.

6. Two-minute Reports

Task Force and Subcommittee chairs and Task Force members and friends are invited to offer updates on the activities of their companies and agencies.

7. Old or New Business/Adjournment

Old or new items of business will be considered. The draft 2015 meeting dates of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force are: January 16, April 15, July 15, and October 14.