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PPFSWG July 15, 2016 - Agenda

U.S. Department of Transportation
Conference Center
Oklahoma City Room
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20590

Friday, July 15, 2016

Public Session

10:30 AM—Welcome and Guidance for Recommendations

Pat Hu, Director, and Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology

10:45 AM—Introductions

Anne Aylward, Deputy Director for Research & Technology
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

11:00 AM—Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Summary of FAST Act Section 6018: Port Performance Freight Statistics Program.
Timothy A. Klein, Director, Office of Technology Policy and Outreach
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology

11:15 AM—Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

Summary of personal experience serving Federal Advisory Committees.
Rick Gabrielson, Vice President of Transportation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

11:45 AM—Key Definitions (Anne Aylward, facilitator)
Define ports and other definitions to be used for data collection and reporting performance measures.

  • Overview of key definitions - Daniel Hackett
  • Discussion - Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group

12:30 PM—Lunch (Working Group Members and invited guests only)

Executive Dining Room

1:30 PM—Port Performance Measures, Current Data Inventory, & Gaps (Anne Aylward, facilitator)
Identify nationally consistent metrics for port capacity and throughput. Identify specific nationally consistent data to be used in the program and processes for collecting, reporting, and safeguarding the data.

  • Overview of current measures and available data - Dan Smith
  • Discussion - Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group

2:30 PM—Break

2:45 PM—Public Comments

It may be necessary to limit the amount of time allocated for verbal statements from the public and/or the number of individuals that may speak. Therefore, we encourage members of the public to submit written statements to portstatistics@dot.gov(link sends e-mail).

3:30 PM—Work Plan for December 4th Recommendations

  • Discussion - Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group

4:30 PM—Adjournment

Submitting Written Comments to the Working Group

Persons who wish to submit written comments may send them by email to portstatistics@dot.gov(link sends e-mail) or by mail to Matthew Chambers, Designated Federal Officer, Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room # E32-342, Washington, DC 20590.

Updated: Thursday, August 24, 2017