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1 1 ISFAC October 10, 2014 Importance of Freight in Illinois Importance of Freight in Illinois Subcommittees Subcommittees Freight Corridor Identification & Performance Freight Corridor Identification & Performance Safety, Security, & Environment Safety, Security, & Environment Innovation, Technology & Trends Innovation, Technology & Trends Regional Freight Planning & Development Regional Freight Planning & Development Future Meetings & Activities Future Meetings & Activities ILLINOIS STATE FREIGHT ADVISORY COUNCIL ILLINOIS STATE FREIGHT ADVISORY COUNCIL

2 2 NationalNational GROW AMERICA ACT - $10 Billion for Freight Transportation Multimodal Freight Incentive Program Multimodal Freight Incentive Program National Freight Infrastructure Program National Freight Infrastructure Program Project Delivery Initiatives Project Delivery Initiatives State Freight Advisory Committees ~ State Freight Committee Analyses State Freight Advisory Committees ~ State Freight Committee Analyses U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee New National Freight Program – State Formula New National Freight Program – State Formula Projects of National & Regional Significance Projects of National & Regional Significance NEPA Streamlining NEPA Streamlining New Critical Urban Freight Corridors / Intermodal Connectors New Critical Urban Freight Corridors / Intermodal Connectors State Freight Committee Requirement State Freight Committee Requirement State Freight Investment Strategy ~ Local & MPO’s Input State Freight Investment Strategy ~ Local & MPO’s Input

3 3 NationalNational National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) Recommendations for Development of National Freight Strategic Plan Recommendations for Development of National Freight Strategic Plan Assessment of Barriers, Identification of Best Practices, and Mitigation of Community Impacts Assessment of Barriers, Identification of Best Practices, and Mitigation of Community Impacts Multimodal Context Multimodal Context Safety & Security, Streamlining, Harmonization of Policy, Regulations and Programs, Research, Technology, Education & Training Safety & Security, Streamlining, Harmonization of Policy, Regulations and Programs, Research, Technology, Education & Training Three Ad hoc Committees on Planning, Safety, and Workforce Development Three Ad hoc Committees on Planning, Safety, and Workforce Development

4 4 Illinois Freight Facts 3rd in the nation for trucking volume 3rd in the nation for trucking volume 3rd in the nation for rail volume 3rd in the nation for rail volume 2nd in rail intermodal traffic 2nd in rail intermodal traffic Served by ALL seven Class-1 railroads Served by ALL seven Class-1 railroads At the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and via the Illinois River connects them to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean At the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and via the Illinois River connects them to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean Freight hubs are essential to Illinois’ position in the business logistics system Freight hubs are essential to Illinois’ position in the business logistics system

5 5 Illinois Freight Advisory Council Mission The mission of the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council (ISFAC) is to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in the State of Illinois in order to enhance the benefits of every mode, improve intermodal connection, and sustain the State’s position as the primary freight hub of the United States.

6 6 ISFAC Purpose Advise the State on freight related priorities, issues, projects, and funding needs Advise the State on freight related priorities, issues, projects, and funding needs Communicate and coordinate regional priorities and information between public and private sector regarding freight industry and system needs Communicate and coordinate regional priorities and information between public and private sector regarding freight industry and system needs Promote the interests of Illinois in improving the freight system Promote the interests of Illinois in improving the freight system

7 7 ISFAC Structure Chaired by the Secretary of Transportation and the Executive Director of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Chaired by the Secretary of Transportation and the Executive Director of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Composed of 44 members representing shippers, manufacturers, the agriculture industry, railroads, port districts, truckers, airports, local departments of transportation, and others with expertise in the area of freight. Composed of 44 members representing shippers, manufacturers, the agriculture industry, railroads, port districts, truckers, airports, local departments of transportation, and others with expertise in the area of freight.

8 8 MembersMembers Ed Barry, Chicago Laborers District Council Ed Barry, Chicago Laborers District Council Bruce Bird, Macon County Engineer Bruce Bird, Macon County Engineer Randall Blankenhorn, CMAP Randall Blankenhorn, CMAP Benjamin Brockschmidt, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Benjamin Brockschmidt, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Kate Brown, Truck Safety Coalition Kate Brown, Truck Safety Coalition Christopher Clott, University of St. Francis Christopher Clott, University of St. Francis Ray Drake, UPS Ray Drake, UPS Omar Duque, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Omar Duque, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce James Ford, Clayco Inc. James Ford, Clayco Inc. Michael Forde, Illinois International Port District Michael Forde, Illinois International Port District Eric Gilbert, CenterPoint Properties Eric Gilbert, CenterPoint Properties John Greuling, Will County Center for Economic Development John Greuling, Will County Center for Economic Development Jeff Gurnik, APL Ltd Jeff Gurnik, APL Ltd Merritt Harrison, Maritime Delivery Services, Inc Merritt Harrison, Maritime Delivery Services, Inc Matthew Hart, Illinois Trucking Association Matthew Hart, Illinois Trucking Association Wes Lujan, Union Pacific Railroad Wes Lujan, Union Pacific Railroad Shoshiwa Mabina, City Colleges of Chicago Shoshiwa Mabina, City Colleges of Chicago Mike McCarthy, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Mike McCarthy, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis William McInerney, Phoenix International Freight Services, Ltd. William McInerney, Phoenix International Freight Services, Ltd. Robert Nathan, Load Delivered Logistics, LLC Robert Nathan, Load Delivered Logistics, LLC

9 9 MembersMembers Libby Ogard, Prime Focus, LLC Libby Ogard, Prime Focus, LLC Ed O’Neil, Caterpillar, Inc. Ed O’Neil, Caterpillar, Inc. Yangeng Ouyang, University of Illinois Yangeng Ouyang, University of Illinois Paul Piekarski, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Paul Piekarski, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Mark Poulos, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting Mark Poulos, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting Adam Roth, NAI Hiffman Adam Roth, NAI Hiffman Kevin Rund, Illinois Farm Bureau Kevin Rund, Illinois Farm Bureau Kenneth Ryan, Chicago Rockford International Airport Kenneth Ryan, Chicago Rockford International Airport Donald Schaefer, Mid-West Truckers Association Donald Schaefer, Mid-West Truckers Association Rebekah Scheinfeld, City of Chicago Department of Transportation Rebekah Scheinfeld, City of Chicago Department of Transportation Mark Schweitzer, Archer Daniels Midland Company Mark Schweitzer, Archer Daniels Midland Company Scott Sigman, Illinois Soybean Association Scott Sigman, Illinois Soybean Association Robert Stock, Stock Transport, Inc. Robert Stock, Stock Transport, Inc. Bill Taft, Growmark, Inc Bill Taft, Growmark, Inc Thomas Vander Woude, South Suburban Mayors & Managers Thomas Vander Woude, South Suburban Mayors & Managers Larry Walsh, Will County Larry Walsh, Will County Jim Watson, Illinois Petroleum Council Jim Watson, Illinois Petroleum Council Paul Wellhausen, Lewis & Clark Fleeting, LLC Paul Wellhausen, Lewis & Clark Fleeting, LLC James Wolfe, Knight Partners, LLC James Wolfe, Knight Partners, LLC John Yonan, Cook County Department of Transportation John Yonan, Cook County Department of Transportation

10 10 ISFAC Structure Work Performed Through Four Subcommittees Work Performed Through Four Subcommittees Freight Corridor Identification & Performance (connections, bottlenecks/chokepoints, grade separations, first/last mile, congestion) Freight Corridor Identification & Performance (connections, bottlenecks/chokepoints, grade separations, first/last mile, congestion) Safety, Security & Environment (environmental impacts, community impacts, hazardous materials, aging infrastructure, hours of service, homeland security) Safety, Security & Environment (environmental impacts, community impacts, hazardous materials, aging infrastructure, hours of service, homeland security) Innovation, Technology, & Trends (real time data, streamline project delivery, performance metrics) Innovation, Technology, & Trends (real time data, streamline project delivery, performance metrics) Regional Freight Planning & Development (economic development funding, freight collaboration) Regional Freight Planning & Development (economic development funding, freight collaboration)

11 11 First Meeting Action Plan/Scope Due ISFAC COUNCIL WEBINAR Subcommittee Recommend- ations Due Recommendation Readout to Full Committee Adoption & Prioritization of Recommendations Council Timeline May 12, 2014 June 30, 2014 October 15, 2014 November, 2014 January, 2015 July 22, 2014

12 12 Further Information httpwww.idot.illinois.gov/transportation- system/transportation- management/planning/illinois-freight-advisory- council/index http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation- system/transportation- management/planning/illinois-freight-advisory- council/index


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