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TDOT Discussion of Freight Planning in Tennessee
Chattanooga has been a transportation hub since the mid-19th Century.  Back then, it was railroads.  Today, we are accustomed to seeing 18-wheelers moving through our city by the hundreds each day.  The trucking industry is undergoing even more changes that will make freight mobility different in the future.  With advances in autonomous trucking, alternative fuels, and infrastructure needs, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is looking at ways to address the new needs of the transportation industry. Pulling context from an economic development study, Amy Kosanovic will provide insights into what (and how) TDOT is looking ahead. 

Key talking points:
• Recent completion of a National Economic Partnership grant study
• Truck Platooning in Tennessee
• Future of Digital Communications for the industry
• Alternative fuel corridors

Presenter: Amy Kosanovic
Amy Kosanovic is a Freight Planning Supervisor in TDOT’s Freight & Logistics Division. Amy manages all facets of freight planning for the division, including updates to the Multimodal Freight Plan, the State Rail Plan, and prioritization of freight projects. Amy’s unit also oversees the Short Line Rail Rehabilitation Grant program and Rail Connectivity Grant program.
Amy graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC with dual bachelor’s degrees in History and English and with a master’s degree in Public Administration. Amy has prior experience working with the South Carolina House of Representatives and with the Tennessee State Senate. For nearly ten years, she worked as a Research Analyst for the South Carolina Department of Commerce conducting industry analysis, labor market analysis, proposal writing, and tax incentive analysis, aiding in the recruitment of advanced manufacturing and research and development companies to South Carolina.

May 14, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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