News and Notices
August 11, 2011
Local News: Valley Bridge Restrictions Hurt Haulers. Click here to view the article.
News: Building America’s Future (BAF) released a report on Monday focused on our nation’s lack of infrastructure investment and the negative impact it will have on the United States as a competitor in the global marketplace. The report, titled “Falling Apart and Falling Behind”, emphasis several consequences borne out of our nation’s lack of infrastructure investment. To view the rest of the email click here.
Statement to the media supporting BAF's report.
March 18, 2011
Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors (CAGTC)
To view 'CAGTC Follow That...Freight Brochure Series'' click here.
To download an individual brochure, select from the options below:
1. Coffee, 2. Corn, 3. Crayon, 4. Cotton, 5. Altoids, 6. Rice, 7. Sharpie, 8. Tea
November 11, 2010
Growing the Idaho Economy; Moving into the Future
This report on transportation and the future Idaho economy was commissioned as part of the larger effort to develop a new Statewide Transportation Plan (STP). This plan has been focused on three interlinked goals: grow the economy, improve safety, and increase mobility. To view the report click on the link below.
August 17, 2010
Seeking IPH Advisory Board Members
Spokane Regional Transportation Council and Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization are seeking members for the Inland Pacific Hub (IPH) Advisory Board. The IPH project is aimed at establishing the Inland Pacific Region as a multi-modal global gateway designed to increase domestic and international commerce and enhance the regional economy.
If interested please fill out the following Board Application. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to IPH, 221 W. First Ave., Suite 310, Spokane, WA 99201, or faxed to (509) 343-6400.
August 3, 2010
Various documents and information of interest:
Washington Business Spring 2010
Compare Cargo Capacities
2010-2011 Navigation Lock Outage Schedule for the Columbia/Snake River System
June 29, 2010 - Rail Symposium
On June 22nd Spokane Regional Transportation Council sponsored a 'Rail Symposium,' as part of their 'Transportation Learning Series.' For the event, three national rail experts were brought in; Arthur Shoener, Avery Grimes, and John Ficker. They talked about the economics of the region and the past, future, and present of rail and how it fits in in our area. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation. The presentation was also videotaped. If you would like a DVD of the symposium, please click here to request a copy and to provide us your mailing information.
June 16, 2010
On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the IPH broadcasted the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations webinar Talking Freight - Promoting Economic Revitalization Through Enhancing Freight Transportation.
Description: Freight-related businesses provide major economic benefits to their communities, and also provide significant benefits at the state and national level. However, those economic benefits can only be fully realized when the transportation system works in an efficient manner and can adequately support freight transportation movements. As the U.S. continues its recovery from the national and worldwide economic recession and freight transportation movements increase as a result of increased manufacturing and production, it will become increasingly critical that the transportation system has the ability to operate efficiently and help sustain the economic recovery. Presenters: David Holt, Conexus Indiana Janet Kavinoky, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Eric Madden, Pennsylvania DOT
The following presentations from the webinar are posted here for your convenience. Please see http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/index.cfm for more details.
Presentation by Janet Kavinoky, US Chamber of Commerce
Presentation by David Holt, Conexus Indiana
Presentation by Eric G. Madden, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Commercial Vehicle Pass System
The commercial vehicle pass system is a new way of supporting freight movement by safely and efficiently authorizing emergency, essential and other goods delivery to and through affected areas during a highway disruption of two to seven days duration. For more information please click here.
December 1 - 3, 2009 Stakeholder Forum Materials
Click HERE to view the presentation materials from the Public Forums.