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2008 agenda

Sunday, October 26, 2008

5:00 p.m.
Registration/Welcome Reception
Embassy Suites

6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Academy Orientation
Tony Furst,
Director of the Office of Freight Management and Operations, FHWA
Embassy Suites

Monday, October 27, 2008

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Embassy Suites

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Overview of the Freight System - Components, Players, and Considerations
Lillian Borrone, Board Member, STV, Inc. and Chairman, Eno Transportation Foundation; Anne Strauss-Wieder, Principal, A. Strauss-Wieder, Inc.
CAIT Auditorium

10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.
Noon Capstone Project Team First Meetings
Auditorium and CAIT Meeting Rooms

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (capstone discussions can continue)
Rutgers - Private Room

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
How Shippers View and Use the Freight System (Private sector discussion panel)
Sam Crane, Chair MTS Shipper Panel for U.S. DOT; George Harry, Director of Global Transportation Organization, Johnson and Johnson Sales and Logistics Company
CAIT Auditorium

3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Shipper Field Visit to Retail Distribution Center
Aeropostle in New Brunswick (15 minutes from CAIT)

6:30 p.m.
Dinner (Open Discussion of Field Visit)
Rutgers Club

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Embassy Suites

8:30-10:30 a.m.
Ports - Role in the Freight System, Inland Movements by Rail and Truck, and Information for Field Visit
Donald Hamm, Port Newark Container Terminal
Don Lotz, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
NYSA Training Center

10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Field Visit to Port Target
Donald Hamm and PNCT staff
Port Newark Container Terminal, which is near the NYSA Training Center

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lunch at the Port
International Trade, Transportation and Economic Development
Frank McDonough, Executive Director, New York Shipping Association
NYSA Training Facility

2:00-4:00 p.m.
International to Domestic Field Visit to Cross Dock Operation
Jeffrey Wolpov, CEO, Distribution Solutions Inc (DSI)
DSI Cross Dock, Newark, NJ

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Capstone Project Work Session
Embassy Suites lobby areas

6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Old Bay Restaurant, New Brunswick, NJ

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Embassy Suites

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Mid-Course Check In with Participants
CAIT Auditorium

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Trucks - Overview from the Private Sector - Use of the System, Players, Customers, and Considerations
Mike Sheville, Chairman and CEO, New England Motor Freight (NEMF); Bill Jayne III, CEO, Halls Fast Freight; Gail Toth, Executive Director of New Jersey Motor Truck Association
CAIT Auditorium

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
NEMF Training Truck
CAIT Parking Lot

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Working Lunch (Capstone Project Session)
Rutgers - Private Room

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Trucks - Overview from the Public Sector (including incident management)
CAIT Auditorium

3:30-6:00 p.m.
Field Visit to Raritan Central Railway Food and Plastics Rail/Truck Facilities
Eyal Shapira, President, Raritan Central Railway

7:00
Dinner
Rafferties Restaurant New Brunswick, NJ

Thursday, October 30, 2008

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast (Embassy Suites)

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Distribution Centers, Economic Development and Site Selection - Private Panel (Prologis, Matrix)
Rick Cureton, Whitesell; Rick Geiger, NJ DOL
CAIT Auditorium

10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Field Visit to Halls Food Distribution Center
Target: International Operation

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Lunch
Rutgers Dining Hall

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Rail Freight - Overview from the Private Sector - Use of the System, Players, Customers, and Considerations
William Goetz, CSX; Jeff Sutch, SMS; David MacInnes, Florida East Coast
CAIT Auditorium

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Rail Freight - Overview from the Public Sector (including incident management)
John Hummer, Deputy Secretary, Goods Movement, CA
CAIT Auditorium

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Capstone Project Work Session
CAIT Auditorium

6:30 p.m.
Dinner
NJDOT Commissioner Kris Kolluri
Thomas DeMarino, Vice President of International Transportation and Logistics, Ikea Wholesale, Inc.
Embassy Suites

Friday, October 31, 2008

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Check Out
Embassy Suites

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Airports - Role in the Freight System, related movements by truck, and Information for Field Visit
Michael Bednarz, Air Cargo, The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Newark Liberty International Airport Conference Room

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Field Visit to Airport and discussion with Air Cargo Carriers
FedEx Representative
Newark Liberty International Airport

12:00-2:30
Luncheon and Closing Session of Immersion Program and Recognition of Participants
Newark Liberty International Airport

 


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