The New Orleans Region is fortunate to be the most southern urbanized area on the Mississippi River. Due to its location there are five major ports, six class I railroads and one public short line railroad, two major airports and four interstate roadways. Federal law requires that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) conduct transportation planning activities to support the movement freight as well as people. The Regional Planning Commission, MPO for the 8 parish New Orleans region, established a Freight Roundtable to bring public and private sector freight based entities together to share information, identify needs and inform the MPO planning and project prioritization process. The RPC Transportation Policy Board includes representation from each mode and is the entity with authority for programming federal funding for freight projects. The RPC Freight Roundtable meets quarterly as one of three RPC standing committees. It is open to the public.

Freight Roundtable Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at NOLA Motorsports Park – registration required - see more information below.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

All meetings are held in the large conference room at the Regional Transportation Management Center located at 10 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124. Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m unless otherwise noted. Please contact the freight coordinator, Karen Parsons, with any questions or concerns; 504-483-8511 (office)

Event: Clean Fuels Summit
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Address: NOLA Motorsports Park
11075 Nicolle Boulevard
Avondale, LA 70094
Cost: $20 (includes lunch, information sessions, vehicle exhibits. giveaways, and Ride & Drive)
Registration: Click here.

On October 24, 2018 the RPC Freight Roundtable will participate in the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership's (SLCFP) Clean Fuels Summit at NOLA Motorsports Park in lieu of a standard meeting. We will be at a state of the art, full-service special events and racing venue located just 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans. In addition to celebrating the Clean Fuel Partnership's 10th Anniversary as a designated US Dept. of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, the event will include informational sessions from clean transportation industry experts, local fleet experiences with alternative fuels, and an exclusive ride and drive on a professional-grade track. As a Presenting Sponsor, NOLA Motorsports Park will be providing their exquisite Event Center and Race Course for this one-of-a-kind educational and networking experience. Come prepared to celebrate our region's accomplishments and to help further increase the number of public and private fleets who are modernizing their operations and taking advantage of clean fleet benefits. See more information about the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership here

Resources and Minutes:

2014 Regional Freight Profile

March 2014 Freight Roundtable

October 2014 Freight Roundtable

April 2015 Freight Roundtable

July 2015 Freight Roundtable

October 2015 Freight Roundtable

January 2016 Freight Roundtable

March 7, 2016 US DOT Freight Economy Roundtable

April 2016 Freight Roundtable

July 2016 Freight Roundtable

February 2017 Freight Roundtable

April 2017 Freight Roundtable

July 2017 Freight Roundtable

October 2017 Freight Roundtable

February 2018 Freight Roundtable

April 2018 Freight Roundtable

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