WNC Transportation Alliance: Spring Meeting Scheduled

May 20, 2011

The Western North Carolina Transportation Alliance invites you to attend the organization’s Spring Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Volvo Construction’s Corporate Campus located  in the Biltmore Town Center (One Volvo Drive, Asheville NC 28803). Parking will be available on site at the operations nearby parking lot. Plant management and key members of your operation’s freight and logistics team are encouraged to attend.

Program time will be spent with keynote speaker Daniel Findley, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE). Findley has been involved in a recent project to develop a statewide logistics plan for North Carolina and is currently a member of the team working on the Seven Portals Study, a project designed to identify long term economic, mobility and infrastructure needs for the state.  As a specialist in transportation related infrastructure Findley’s past work has played a significant role in measuring the economic impact of North Carolina’s transportation systems including highways, airports and ports.

John Franklin of Volvo Logistics North America will also provide an update on the Alliance’s efforts to assist regional businesses more efficiently manage transportation assets, increase fleet utilization and combat expenses associated with deadhead miles and rising fuel costs. Franklin will discuss potential lane collaborations and future WNCTA initiatives. Lunch will be provided by the Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. Please RSVP to Josh Hallingse at [email protected] or 828-692-6373. The event invitation and agenda can be found here.