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A Guidebook for Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Transportation Planning

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Forward & Introduction
  2. Background
    1. Previous Work on Engaging the Private Sector
      1. NCHRP Report 570
      2. NCHRP Report 594
    2. International Efforts
    3. Surveys of State and Metropolitan Area Transportation Agencies
    4. Freight Stakeholder Feedback
  3. Why Should the Private Sector Be Involved?
    1. Engaging the Private Sector and Public Involvement
    2. Federal Regulations for Freight Stakeholder Public Involvement
    3. Challenges and Issues
  4. Who from the Private Sector Should Be Involved?
    1. Groups or Organizations to Consider for Involvement
    2. Identifying Specific Entities or Individuals for Involvement
    3. Challenges and Issues
  5. How Can the Public Sector Best Engage the Private Sector?
    1. General Public Involvement Procedures
    2. Planning and Programming Activities in Which to Engage the Private Sector
    3. Procedures for Obtaining Private Sector Input
      1. Information Exchange
      2. Policy Guidance
      3. Programmatic Input
    4. Challenges and Issues
  6. Freight Stakeholder Groups
    1. Types of Freight Stakeholder Groups
      1. National Level
      2. Regional Level
      3. State Level
      4. Metropolitan Level
      5. Local Level
      6. Mission, Purpose, Objectives, and Other Guidance for Freight Stakeholder Groups
    2. Reasons For and Against Working with Freight Stakeholder Groups
    3. Membership of Freight Stakeholder Groups
    4. Roles and Responsibilities of Freight Stakeholder Groups
    5. Challenges and Issues
  7. Public Agency Examples of Engaging the Private Sector
    1. Examples from States with Populations under Three Million
    2. Examples from States with Populations from Three Million to Ten Million
    3. Examples from States with more than Ten Million Population
    4. Examples from MPOs with up to 250,000 Population
    5. Examples from MPOs with 250,000 to One Million Population
    6. Examples from MPOs with more than One Million Population
  8. Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Program
  9. Future Directions
    1. Appendices
    2. Appendix 1: Acronyms Used in This Guidebook
    3. Appendix 2: Code of Federal Regulations Provisions Regarding Freight Participation in Transportation Planning and Programming
    4. Appendix 3: Freight Stakeholders Coalition Reauthorization Agenda Item for a National Freight Advisory Committee*
    5. Appendix 4: Resources
      1. References Cited in this Guidebook
      2. Other Guidebooks
      3. FHWA Freight Professional Development Program
      4. FHWA Workshop on "Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning"
      5. National Highway Institute Courses
      6. I-95 Corridor Coalition Freight Academy
      7. Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition Training Course on Logistics for the Public Sector
  10. List of Figures and Tables
    1. Figure 1: Reasons that States and MPOs Engage the Private Sector (As Indicated in 2008 AASHTO and AMPO Surveys)
    2. Figure 2: Additional Reasons for Engaging the Private Sector
    3. Figure 3: Shippers, Carriers, and Receivers as Freight Stakeholders
    4. Figure 4: Examples of Procedures for Obtaining Private sector Input
    5. Figure 5: Attributes of Active Freight Stakeholder Involvement
    6. Figure 6: Organizations Represented on Freight Stakeholder Groups
    7. Figure 7: Example Freight Stakeholder Meeting Feedback Questions
    8. Figure 8: Average Meeting Attendance of the DVRPC Goods Movement Task Force
    9. Figure 9: Example Self-Assessment Score Card for Engaging the Private Sector
    10. Table 1: Outreach and Partnership Needs - Basic and Advanced Approaches
    11. Table 2: Levels of Private sector Involvement in Planning Processes
    12. Table 3: Examples of State Freight Stakeholder Group Guidance Statements
    13. Table 4: Examples of Metropolitan Freight Stakeholder Group Guidance Statements
Updated: 4/1/2011
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