Idaho Freight Summit attracts 90 attendees to set direction for future

The Idaho Freight Summit Feb. 10 pulled in 90 attendees to share in freight-related information and create a path for future initiatives in the Gem State.

The summit, which was open to the public with no cost to participate, established needs, issues and concerns for both the public and private sectors.

"More important, we were able to collect input from the state's freight stakeholders and we can now use this information in developing our first-ever statewide freight strategic plan," said ITD Freight Program Manager Jeff Marker.

Marker said he hopes to capitalize on the impetus created by his predecessors, Maureen Gresham and Mark Bathrick, and combine it with the momentum created by this Freight Summit to further the dialog with freight stakeholders and effectively incorporate freight needs into the department's decision-making process and the ITIP.

Published 02-19-16