Freight and Rail Committee

Florida MPO Advisory Council Freight Committee

The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) created the Freight Advisory Committee in April 2013 to serve as a clearinghouse of actionable ideas that allow Florida’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to foster and support sound freight planning and freight initiatives. The members of the Freight Advisory Committee seek to understand the economic effects of proposed freight-supportive projects; foster relationships between public agencies with responsibilities for freight movement and private freight interests; and reduce policy barriers to goods movement to, from, and within Florida. In April 2021, the MPOAC expanded the scope of the Committee to include rail movement, both freight and passenger, as a recognition of the importance of rail to freight movement and the overlapping issues between passenger and freight rail.

The Chair of the MPOAC Freight Committee is Gregory Stuart (Executive Director of the Broward MPO) and the Vice-Chair is Gary Huttman (Executive Director of MetroPlan Orlando). The Freight Committee will meet as necessary throughout the year in concert with the statewide meetings of the MPOAC.


Members

Gregory Stuart
Broward MPO

Greg Slay
Capital Region TPA

Gary Harrell
Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO

Austin Mount
Bay County TPO, Florida-Alabama TPO, Okaloosa-Walton TPO

Gary Huttmann
MetroPlan Orlando

Jeff Sheffield
North Florida TPO

Nick Uhren
Palm Beach MPO

David Hutchinson
Sarasota/Manatee MPO

Peter Buchwald
St. Lucie TPO


document - Freight and Rail Committee 2021 MPOAC Freight Committee Priorities Program Project List (4.8 MiB)
document - Freight and Rail Committee MPOAC Freight Committee Vision & Mission (165.0 KiB)


Meetings

Meetings in 2021

Meetings in 2020

Meetings in 2019

Meetings in 2018

Meetings in 2017

Meetings in 2016

Meetings in 2015

Meetings in 2014

Meetings in 2013


Freight Links:

FHWA-Freight Management and Operations
FHWA-Freight and Land Use Handbook
Integrating Freight Considerations into the Highway Capacity Planning Process: Practitioner’s Guide
FDOT-Logistics and Passenger Operations
Central Florida Regional Freight Mobility Study
North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Freight & Passenger Mobility Webpage
Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) Regional Freight Plan
Tampa Bay Regional Goods Movement Website