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1 8 th Annual UTC Spotlight Conference: The Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness December 10-11, 2014 The National Academies Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., NW

2 Purpose of the UTC Spotlight Conferences Promote synergy between UTCs, USDOT, other government agencies (Fed, State, local), academia and industry Highlight recently completed and ongoing research by UTCs and others Identify existing knowledge gaps in current research and related activities

3 Previous UTC Spotlights Conferences 2013 – None (UTC competition) 2012 – Sustainable Energy and Transportation: Strategies, Research and Data 2011 – Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships 2010 – Transportation Systems for Livable Communities 2009 – Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Renewal 2008 – The Impact of Changing Demographics on Transportation 2007 – Freight Transportation: Congestion and System Performance 2006 – Research Opportunities in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Applications

4 2014 UTC Spotlight Conference on The Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness December 10-11, 2014 Chair Denver Tolliver, NDSU Major Themes - Freight Supply Chains - Transp System Resiliency - Changing Energy Markets

5 Sessions Freight Supply Chains – Melissa Tooley, TX A&M Transportation Institute –Reg Souleyrette, University of Kentucky –Stacey Hodge, NY City DOT Transportation System Resiliency – Anne Strauss-Wieder, Ann Strauss-Wieder Inc. –Herby Lissade, CALTRANS Changing Energy Markets – Carolyn Mays, TX DOT –Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California-Irvine –Diana Bauer, Dept of Energy –Denver Tolliver, North Dakota State University

6 Next Steps Call for Posters Scott Babcock Refinement of Session discussion areas


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