Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Economic Development and Freight Transportation Training

March 28, 2017

Please join the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the Polk Transportation Planning Organization for a training session with FDOT District 1 Freight Coordinator Keith Robbins to learn more about distribution and freight as it relates to the economic development of our communities in inland Florida.

Economic Development and Freight Transportation Training

3 AICP CM Credits Pending

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9 am – Noon

South Florida State College

Building G, Room 101 | 600 West College Drive Avon Park, FL 33825

(Park in lots C,D, or E)

This Training Includes:

  • Distribution and Transportation Overview
  • Challenges in International Transportation
  • Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning
  • I-4 Corridor, A Freight Perspective
  • US 27 Corridor

Attendees will hear practical illustrations and examples of addressing some of the challenges to freight transportation in today’s world and gain a broad understanding of the:

  • Role of transportation and distribution in the logistics arena
  • Importance of this industry and the impact of freight in our daily lives
  • Broad trends affecting freight transportation along with the challenges and success factors for integrating freight into traditional transportation planning

Please share this training opportunity with economic development professionals, private sector business leaders, planning professionals, or anyone interested in learning more about freight transportation.