TRB Webinar: Resilient Freight Planning—Lessons from Ukraine and Puerto Rico

This webinar was posted on 02/24/2023

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April 25, 2023 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Our collective conception and approach to resilient freight planning is being altered by increased frequency of events. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern that will explore the unique recovery challenges in Ukraine during the Russian invasion and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricanes Maria and Fiona and how they can inform the planning of resilient supply chains both nationally and internationally. Presenters will share current adaptation strategies, terminology and strategies used in freight resiliency planning, and the continuing needs of Ukraine and Puerto Rico.

This webinar features research from NCFRP Report 30: Making U.S. Ports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains, Case Study of the Transportation Sector's Response to and Recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as published in Transportation Research Record, and Emergency Logistics Issues Affecting the Response to Katrina: A Synthesis and Preliminary Suggestions for Improvement.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. U.S. and global efforts pertaining to freight resiliency in continuing uncertainties – Anne Strauss-Wieder, New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

  2. Supply chain challenges of Puerto Rico’s ongoing housing and infrastructure reconstruction effort and possible solutions – Raul Santiago-Bartolomei, University of Puerto Rico

  3. Response of the Ukrainian port and logistics system to the Russian invasion – Andrey Sokolov, consultant

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Nathan Hutson, University of North Texas

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Watch Anne Strauss-Wieder's 2022 Deen Lecture on the topic.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply freight resiliency adaptation strategies to planning efforts

  2. Converse with the terminology and strategies used in freight resiliency planning

  3. Identify the continuing needs of Ukraine and Puerto Rico in the area of freight resiliency


Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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