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PPFSWG September 23, 2016 - Agenda

U.S. Department of Transportation
Conference Center
Oklahoma City Room
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20590
Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Note: All sessions are open to members of the public who have registered with BTS on or before September 19, 2016 (see BTS contact information at end of agenda)

9:00 AM—Welcome and Port Performance Freight Statistics Program Updates
Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology

  • Welcome to participants
  • Updates on BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program activities 

9:15 AM—Agenda Overview
Anne Aylward, Director
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

  • Summary of agenda and meeting objectives

 9:30 AM—Working Group Updates 
Randy Iwasaki, Working Group Chair
Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Rebecca Yackley, Working Group Vice Chair
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

  • Overview of Working Group activities to date
  • Review/approval of 7/15/16 meeting minutes and Working Group bylaws
  • High-level summary of member responses to questions posed in 7/15/16 meeting

10:00 AM—Port Definitions and Sources for TEU/Tonnage/Dry Bulk Lists  
Daniel Hackett, Partner
Hackett Associates

Amy Tujague, Special Requests Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

  • Overview and background of proposed data sources and lists/summary of member feedback on data sources – Daniel Hackett
  • Overview of USACE Waterborne Commerce Statistics data – Amy Tujague

10:45 AM—Break

11:00 AM —Overview of Suggested Port Metrics for Capacity and Throughput  
Dan Smith, Principal
The Tioga Group

  • Overview of suggested port capacity and throughput metrics as based on Working Group member feedback and review of available information 

11:30 AM—Discussion and Questions (Anne Aylward, moderator)

12:00 PM—Lunch (Working Group Members and invited guests only)

Executive Dining Room

1:00 PM—Breakout Discussions

  • Working Group members will discuss port definitions, data sources, and suggested port metrics.

2:30 PM—Break

2:45 PM—Breakout Discussion Report-Outs (Anne Aylward, moderator)

3:45 PM—Public Comments

Due to time constraints, 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).Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2016, for this meeting.

4:15 PM—Recap and Next Steps
Randy Iwasaki, Working Group Chair
Rebecca Yackley, Working Group Vice Chair

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. Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2016 for this meeting.