Participants Feedback

Past participants have shared the following thoughts on their experience:

“The Freight Academy is a must for public officials tasked with the job of understanding, planning for, and encouraging freight transportation, economic growth and development in their community.”

“I consider the immersion experience you folks put together to be one of the most productive learning exercises I’ve experienced in a long, long time.”

“There was a very nice variety of speakers covering a wide range of topics and viewpoints.  It was different to hear from politicians and front line workers.  It was also important to see industry professionals lecture and provide their viewpoints, and it was very refreshing to see them being honest.”

“This was an excellent opportunity for us to advance our knowledge in freight, and to network with industry and government leaders.  It was an insightful and educational week.  We gained more knowledge about the modes of freight movement, got a peek into the distribution and warehousing world, participated in lively discussions on the issues facing freight, and interacted with our transportation counterparts from up and down the East Coast.”

“We were exposed to nearly every step of the supply chain and modes of transportation.  The instructors and visits were engaging.”

“This was an excellent application of the classroom information given.  Everything we learned about in the classroom we were able to see firsthand.”