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Detailed Agenda as of 10/4/2013--viewable and printable PDF

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Conference Overview
(as of 10/3/2013)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

7:30-8:30 AM    Continental Breakfast and Check In
Centennial Prefunction

8:30-10:00 AM  Opening Plenary Session
Salon B

Host: Genevieve Giuliano, Director, METRANS

Welcome Speakers: Randolph Hall, Vice President of Research, USC; Henrik Nolmark, Director, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations; Donald Para, Interim President, CSULB

Guest Speaker: Bruce de Terra, Chief, Office of System, Freight and Rail Planning, Caltrans

Discussants: Christina Casgar, Goods Movement Policy Manager, San Diego Association of Governments; Anne Goodchild, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington; Alison Conway, City College of New York

10:30 AM-Noon     Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: METROFREIGHT Research Highlights - Part 1

Shoreline Room:   Track 8-A Emerging Trends in Consumption, Production, and Spatial Organization -- Markets and Firms Behavior

Salon C: Track 5-A Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Logistics Modeling      

Salon D: Track 2-A Environmental Impacts and Responses -- Measurement and Mitigation            

Noon-1:30 PM       Luncheon
Salon B

Introduction: Marianne Venieris, Deputy Director, METRANS

Spotlight Interview: Jake Racker, Regional Logistics Director, Kroger Co., interviewed by Mat Kaplan, CSULB

1:30-3:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: TRB Panel 1 Best Practices in Collaboration Between Researchers and Practitioners

Shoreline Room: Mixed Track-A Freight Planning for Diverse Communities      

Salon C: Track 1-A Local/Last Mile Pickup and Delivery -- Analytical Tools                  

Salon D:  Track 5-B Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Supply Chain Flows

3:30-5:00 PM     Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: Center for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems Research Highlights Part 1

Shoreline Room: Track 8-B Emerging Trends in Consumption, Production, and Spatial Organization -- Spatial Trends     

Salon C: Track 1-B Local/Last Mile Pickup and Delivery -- Managing Truck Traffic                  

Salon D:  Track 4-A Port Operations -- Port and Gate Operations

5:00-7:00 PM       Reception
Ocean Terrace West


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

7:30-8:30 AM    Continental Breakfast and Check In
Centennial Prefunction

8:30-10:00 AM Plenary Spotlight Panel

Salon B: What Researchers Need to Know About Industry  

10:30 AM-Noon   Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: TRB Pt. 2 Innovation in Urban Freight: Dialogue of Researchers and Practitioners

Shoreline Room: Track 3-A Economics of Urban Trucking -- Pricing and Marketing Strategies     

Salon C: Track 2-B Environmental Impacts and Responses -- Air Pollution                   

Salon D:  Track 5-C Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Urban Markets and the Built Environment

Noon- 1:30 PM   Keynote Luncheon
Salon B

Introduction: Yannis Yortsos, Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

Keynote Speaker: Charles (Chuck) Holland, Vice President of Engineering, UPS

1:30-3:00 PM           Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: Gateway Cities Council of Governments Panel: Dynamic Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems -- What's on the Horizon and How It Can Improve Efficiencies in Freight Movement

Shoreline Room:  Track 3-B Economics of Urban Trucking -- Freight Sectors     

Salon C: Track 5-D Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Mobile Data Applications                  

Salon D: Track 7-A Hubs and City Interactions -- Panama Canal 

3:30-5:00 PM             Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: METROFREIGHT Research Highlights Part 2

Shoreline Room: Track 3-C Economics of Urban Trucking -- Modeling Carrier Behavior      

Salon C: Track 5-E Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Freight Data and Models                  

Salon D:  Track 7-B Hubs and City Interactions -- Commercial Vehicles and Border Crossing

Thursday, October 10, 2011

 7:30-8:30 AM     Continental Breakfast and Check In
Centennial Prefunction

8:30-10:00 AM           Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: Center for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems Research Highlights Part 2

Shoreline Room: Track 9-A Security and Vulnerability -- Safety and Security Along the Supply Chain      

Salon C: Track 5-F Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Efficiency Strategies                 

Salon D: Track 7-C Hubs and City Interactions -- Planning and Governance 

10:30 AM-Noon            Concurrent Sessions

Ocean Ballroom: Track 10-A Best Practices -- Urban Freight Planning

Shoreline Room:  Mixed Track-B Alternative Modes    

Salon C: Track 5-G Freight in Urban Modeling and Planning -- Survey and Data Applications                  

Salon D:  Track 6-A ITS Applications in Urban Freight -- Data Management and Communications

12:30-5:00 PM             Optional Site Tour (limited seating available)
Ralphs Grocery Stores Distribution Center and Alameda Corridor -- see main table to select Site Tour to sign up