PEP Educational Seminar

Transportation & Logistics: Technology is Improving Capacity,
Safety and Environmental Impacts while Facing Aging
Infrastructure and Increased Tonnage

October 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ft. Whiting Auditorium
1630 S. Broad Street
Registration 8:45-9:00

Free and open to the public, registration required by email to


9:00 Welcome and Introductions

9:05 Transportation: Red Light or Green Light for Economic Development

  • Justice Smyth. Outreach Director, Alabama Transportation Institute, The University of Alabama: How Transportation can be an enabler or a limiting factor for Economic Development and other implications to society
  • Rashard Howard, Industrial Development, CSX Transportation: Sustainable Growth in the Industrial Development Arena

9:50 – 10:35 A SeaPort for The Jetsons: Automation & Artificial Intelligence Streamline Operations

  • Brian Harold, Managing Director, APM Terminals
    Judith Adams Vice-President of Marketing, Alabama State Port Authority

10:35 BREAK

10:45 Lights In the Tunnel: Innovative Logistics Employed before Issues become Problems

  • Daniel Wright, owner Wright Transportation
  • Steven Topscott, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Heniff Transportation

11:20 Technology in Modeling, Capacity and Forecasting and the 25 Year Long Range Plan

  • Kevin Harrison, Director, Transportation Planning, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission (SARPC

11:45 Adjourn, Pick up CEU certificates