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

This webinar was posted on 02/24/2023

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 hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern that explored 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 shared 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 was sponsored by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport.

The slides are available. Please contact for a link to the recording. There may be a $90 fee.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Considering disruptions and continuity – Anne Strauss-Wieder, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

  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

This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits: If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA