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Agenda: Rail, Barge, Truck Transportation

A Public Meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review, Hosted by the United States Department of Energy Friday, August 8, 2014

University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Center East - Illinois B Room
750 South Halstead Street
Chicago, IL 60607 


7:30 AM - Doors Open


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Introductions and Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable John Holdren, Director, President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
  • The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation
  • The Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Truck - The Importance of Highway Infrastructure to the Energy Sector and an Overview of our Energy Transportation Infrastructure System

  • Ernie Perry, Ph.D., Program Administrator and Facilitator for the Mid-America Freight Coalition, the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Henri Boulet, Executive Director, LA-1 Coalition
  • Wayne Eckerle, Ph.D, Vice President – Corporate Research and Technology, Cummins, Inc.
  • Chris Smith, Senior Program Manager for Freight, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director of Public Affairs, Membership, and Marketing, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Rail - How a Critical Component of OUr Nation's Energy Infrastructure is Adapting to 21st Century Energy Transportation Challenges

  • Sean Craig, Manager – Fuel Supply, Dairyland Power Cooperative
  • John Gray, Senior Vice President for Policy and Economics, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • Dave Wanner, Manager – Fuel Services, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
  • Rebeckah Scheinfeld, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
  • John Birge, Ph.D., Jerry W. and Carol Lee Levin Professor of Operations Management, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Barge - Waterborne Transportation of Energy in the Inland Waterway, Across the Great Lakes, and Along Our Nation's Coasts

  • Marty Hettel, Senior Manager of Waterway Regulatory Programs, AEP River Operations
  • Matt Woodruff, Director – Government Relations, Kirby Corporation
  • Carl Bentzel, Vice President, DCI Group
  • Kevin Schoeben, Deputy Director of the Office of Planning & Programming, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Michael Forde, Chairman of the Board, Illinois International Port District

12:30 PM - Public Comment Period

Members of the general public and interested stakeholders who wish to make a public comment for the Quadrennial Energy Review record may sign up to speak at the meeting on a first-come-first-served basis, for up to five minutes.  Supporting documents will be accepted from members of the audience wishing to speak by the staff for the Quadrennial Energy Review.