Connected Places: Freight Movement and Megaregions – FHWA/FTA Peer Exchange

The Atlanta Regional Commission, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) hosted a two-day peer exchange in November 2013 on megaregion freight planning. This event included peer metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) from across the country, private-sector logistics companies, university researchers, federal agencies, and state and local governments. The peer exchange was part of the Federal Highway Administration’s and the Federal Transit Administration’s Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program.

Participants discussed a variety of topics related to successfully planning for freight issues in a megaregion context. The Megaregions Freight Movement Peer Exchange Report  provides a summary of this event.