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Title Talking Freight Seminar on September 19, 2012 - Integrating Sustainability Analysis into Freight Transportation Projects and Programs
Date Posted 8/17/2012
Description Sustainability is a concept that enables decision-makers to make balanced choices around different and competing objectives. Freight transportation touches all three dimensions of this sustainability concept - social, environmental, and economic. Current issues relevant to freight sustainability include emissions reductions and climate change, job creation and preservation, and community impacts. To assist practitioners with sustainability, a number of tools have been developed to integrate sustainability best practices into highway and freight projects and programs. Join us for this seminar as we discuss tools and methods from FHWA, the European Union's COFRET (Carbon Footprint of Freight Transport) project, and others that can be used in understanding the sustainability aspects of freight transportation projects.

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