The Capital District Transportation Committee and the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition are hosting a one-day conference titled Freight & Fuels: Planning for Green Goods Movement on April 24, 2013 at the Albany International Airport Observation Deck. The conference will highlight efforts by both the public and private sectors to save money and fuel and improve air quality while moving goods efficiently through the Capital Region and beyond. In addition to presentations, there will be an hour long workshop lead by the Institute for Infrastructure Asset Management to collect feedback from industry professionals about current and future freight and alternative fuel infrastructure in the region.
7:30 am - Coffee & Registration
8:00 am - Welcome by the Albany International Airport, Capital District Transportation Committee & Congressman Tonko
8:30 am - Topic 1: Freight & Livability
Environmental & Energy Matters in Trucking - Dr. Dimitri Grivas, ARMA International, LLC
Coexisting: Freight Facilities and Communities - Rick Crawford, Norfolk Southern Corp.
Making Freight & Complete Streets Work - Peter Plumeau, RSG, Inc.
9:30 am - Network & Coffee break: visit vendors and demonstration vehicles & equipment
10:00 am - Topic 2: Energy Matters
Urban Freight Transport: The Final Frontier (and our role as the pioneers) - Dr. Jose Holguin-Veras, RPI
NYC Green Fleets - Christina Ficicchia, Empire Clean Cities
Idling Reduction - Cynthia Perthuis, IdleAir
11:00 am - Topic 3: Implementing Your Ideas
Greening Your Fleet Panel Discussion: Case Studies from the Private Sector
EJ Kranz, Capital District Community Gardens
Gino Porter, Frito-Lay North America
Matthew Sgambettera, American Alternative Fuels
Developing a Regional Freight Program - Rich Guarino, Greater Buffalo Niagara RTC
12:00 pm - Networking Lunch & Keynote Speaker
The Effect of Post Panamax Ships - Dennis Lombardi, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
1:15 pm - Workshop
a. Envisioning the Future of Freight in the Capital Region
b. Developing an Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Priority Network
2:30 pm - A Discussion on Existing & Future Funding Options
Patrick Bolton, NYSERDA
Adam Ruder, NYSERDA
Tom Kearney, USDOT
3:15 pm - Closing Remarks
Next Steps for the Capital District Freight Task Force
Next Steps for the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition
3:30 pm - Albany Airport Freight Facility (optional 1-hour tour)
Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the nearby Hilton Homewood Suites on Wolf Road at a special group rate of $104/night. Reservations can be made by calling (518)438-4300, group reservation code: CDT
Parking: Parking at the airport terminal will be complimentary of the Albany County Airport Authority. Parking passes will be distributed during check-in at the event registration desk.
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