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Midwest Chicago Megaregion Workshop

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Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building

77 West Jackson Boulevard

Room 331

Chicago, IL 60604

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Planning and Addressing Freight at the Megaregion Level

The FHWA will host a Workshop (1.5 days) for public and private sector decision makers to discuss how we can better connect and work together to address multimodal freight transportation on a megaregion scale in the Midwest.

Transportation officials and planning representatives from seven neighboring states (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, WI) will explore ongoing research and collaboration, best practices, and opportunities to coordinate on topics such as goods movement and economic development from a megaregional perspective.

The Workshop will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT on Monday, August 28 and 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 29. It will begin by exploring how to improve current transportation conditions through multi-jurisdictional collaboration. Topics will include ports, logistics parks, uniform truck permitting, and truck parking needs in the Megaregion. State DOTs and MPOs will highlight freight and rail planning activities and challenges, and private sector representatives will discuss freight issues from a user perspective. Participants will then identify and discuss priority needs, potential collaboration actions, and next steps to remain engaged.

This is a free, invitation-only event for Executive Directors, CEOs FHWA staff, and other key transportation leaders. Limited seating is available. Please register for the Workshop no later than August 16, 2017.

For more details on the event, please contact:

James Garland (FHWA Office of Planning) at 202.366.6221 or James.Garland@dot.gov

Brandon Buckner (FHWA Office of Planning) at 202.366.0471 or Brandon.Buckner@dot.gov

Betsy Tracy (FHWA Illinois Division) at 217.492.4642 or Betsy.Tracy@dot.gov


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Residence Inn Downtown Chicago Loop
Located 0.3 miles from the Workshop location.

Additional nearby hotels can be found here.


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Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building

77 West Jackson Boulevard

Room 331

Chicago, IL 60604

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