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1 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Committee on the Marine Transportation System/Transportation Research Board R&D Conference Summary August 27 th, 2012 W. Jeff Lillycrop Engineer Research and Development Center, USACE

2 CMTS/TRB Conference - Diagnosing the Marine Transportation System: Measuring Performance and Targeting Improvement June th, 2012 National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC More information can be found at

3 Research and Development Integrated Action Team Members and Other Contributors Alyson Azzara, Committee on the Marine Transportation System LCDR Charles Bright, U.S. Coast Guard Helen Brohl, Committee on the Marine Transportation System Marvourneen Dolor, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Dave Enabnit, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mary Erickson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Wayne Estabrooks, U.S. Navy MJ Fiocco, U.S. Department of Transportation Robert Henry, National Transportation Safety Board Michael Hilliard, Oak Ridge National Laboratory John Humphrey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Rajiv Khandpur, U.S. Coast Guard Gary Magnuson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration CAPT David McFarland, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Patricia Mutschler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Todd Ripley, U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Emily Vuxton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conference Chair W. Jeff Lillycrop, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conference Planning Committee Members Russ Byington, U.S. Maritime Administration Scott Drumm, Port of Portland Greg Edwards, Virginia Port Authority Dale Heller, Ingram Barge Bruce Lambert, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies Jim McCarville, Port of Pittsburgh Commission K. Ned Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Roy Pearson, Federal Maritime Commission Ted Prince, Ted Prince and Associates, LLC Randolph Resor, Office of the Secretary of Transportation William Rogers, Transportation Research Board CDR Aaron Sanders, U.S. Coast Guard Edward Strocko, Federal Highway Administration Marc Thibault, U.S. Coast Guard Thomas Wakeman, Stevens Institute of Technology TRB Staff Joedy Cambridge Jaclyn Hubersberger

4 4 Forging Partnerships to Improve the US MTS President-directed, Cabinet-Level interagency partnership 28+ Department/Agency Members, including White House Offices Secretary of Transportation Chair Chartered organization since 2005

5 Improve Federal MTS coordination and policies Develop outcome-based goals for the MTS Integrate marine transportation with other modes and other ocean uses Recommend strategies and plans to maintain and improve the MTS 5 CMTS Functions and Goals Priority: Develop MTS performance metrics

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7 Conference Details Over 130 participants from government, ports, industry, and academia Joined by highway and rail representatives Twelve technical breakout sessions with 44 presentations and two special presentations Keynote speakers Major General Michael J. Walsh, USACE Polly Trottenberg, Acting Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, US DOT Margaret Spring, Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA

8 Panel Discussions Roundtable two-way dialogue Landside (highway and rail) as well as waterway indicators Gateways and intermodal connections MTS carriers, users and marketplace dynamics Representatives from industry and government

9 Technical Breakout Sessions Capacity Energy and Environment Resilience and Reliability Investment, Economics, and Jobs Safety and Security Supply Chain Interdependencies Data Framework Asset Management/Risk Management Future and Emerging Capabilities

10 Energy and Environment Breakout Session Modal comparisons in terms of environmental impacts Need for environmental metrics that are relevant to the MTS and that can be monetized HAZMAT transport considerations

11 Capacity Breakout Sessions Effects of lack of maintenance dredging Applications of real time and archived data to assess capacity needs for the MTS Landside capacity constraints (e.g. container yard acreage)

12 Safety and Security Breakout Session Automatic Identification System (AIS) Near miss reports Operational tools (e.g. LOMA) Need to explore other possibilities of use Waterborne Commerce data on commodities transiting waterways (HAZMAT, container screening) Search and Rescue

13 Investment, Economics and Jobs Breakout Sessions Need metrics that highlight: Inefficiencies in the system Cost sharing opportunities Areas for investment Full utilization of waterways The real value of cargo Report waterway performance in terms that resonate with the public (i.e. jobs rather than ton-miles)

14 Conference Conclusions Need for data standardization and integration Must employ a systems view Supply chain interdependencies (national and global) Systems vs. component reliability Coordinated infrastructure investments Intermodal considerations Need to transform data into knowledge

15 Expected Conference Products Conference summary report (scheduled for completion by December 2012) Framework to measure the performance, needs, and value of the marine transportation system Existing and needed performance metrics for the MTS Future R&D needs

16 Questions? W. Jeff Lillycrop Engineer Research and Development Center USACE


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