May 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

PORTS Caucus Briefing on Port and Multimodal Rail Needs

Hosted by Congressional PORTS Caucus American Association of Port Authorities

Join AAPA and PORTS Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), at an Infrastructure Week 2018 briefing on Thursday, May 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Rayburn 2167. This briefing will touch on State Freight Plans and how they help jump-start investments in multimodal port infrastructure.

AAPA chairman-elect and Port of Cleveland President and CEO Will Friedman will moderate a panel that will include:

  • Caitlin Hughes – Director of Freight Management and Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Caroline Mays – Freight Planning Coordinator, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Mike Peters – Senior Vice President, Genesee & Wyoming

With 90 percent of State Freight Plans already submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), come learn about the initial findings on how states will be addressing multimodal and rail access needs in the coming years.

To attend the briefing, contact Michael Edwards in Rep. Poe’s office or Chris Gorud in Rep. Lowenthal’s office to register. Ports are encouraged to invite their Members of Congress and staff to participate in this timely briefing.

Coinciding with the USDOT State Freight Plans findings, AAPA will be releasing its State of Freight III – Rail Access and Port Multimodal Funding Needs report, which identifies more than $20 billion in projected multimodal port and rail access needs in the next decade. In addition, one-third of ports have identified pressing rail project needs that cost more than $50 million, 43 percent said better rail access would add more than 25 percent throughput capacity through their ports and 90 percent said better rail access would help meet these growing demands and secure new cargo.