Programs

Colorado Freight Advisory Council (FAC)

The Colorado Freight Advisory Council (FAC) advises CDOT and other organizations on the needs of the transportation system in Colorado pertaining to freight and commercial transportation. The FAC provides guidance on policy and planning level activities and identifies strategies and tactics to address the operational needs of the system.  FAC members represent a cross-section of freight industry stakeholders. 

The Mission of the Freight Advisory Council:

The Freight Advisory Council will serve as a forum for the private sector to advocate for commercial transportation needs, influence transportation policy, and collaborate with partners to develop a transportation system that supports the economic vitality of Colorado by providing for the safe, efficient, coordinated and reliable movement of freight. 

The FAC Goals are to:

  • Advise CDOT on freight-related issues, priorities, projects, and funding needs.
  • Educate the public and other stakeholders on the importance of freight, its connection to the economy, and its reliance on the transportation system.
  • Promote initiatives and strategies to improve freight safety.
  • Serve as a forum to discuss opportunities and strategies to influence freight-related decisions.
  • Seek opportunities for leveraging partnerships to improve freight movement.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations on data and information sharing to promote informed decision making.
  • Identify short and long term initiatives that will benefit the freight industry and promote a healthy transportation system.
  • Advise CDOT and other public organizations during transportation planning efforts.
  • Advise CDOT Staff on National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) Project selection.
  • Advise CDOT staff on rail-freight issues and opportunities, including freight-related grants and loans.

New Freight Website:

For freight industry stakeholders in Colorado, a new freight website has been developed to assist with trip planning and other critical data related to the movement of freight in Colorado.  Please see the new freight site by clicking here: https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/cotriporgfreight/home-page

Colorado Clean Truck Strategy Public Meetings:

In August 2020, Colorado signed a multi-state Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively to advance the market for electric trucks and buses. Colorado State Agencies also announced a public process to work with industry and community stakeholders to develop a broad set of strategies to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. The public and industry stakeholders are welcomed to engage in this series of public meetings to provide input into strategies that help to reduce heavy-vehicle emissions.  More information on these upcoming public meetings can be found here: https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/cotriporgfreight/clean-truck-strategy

All upcoming FAC meetings are scheduled to start at 1:30 pm 

  • November 17, 2020
    Location: Virtual
    Meeting Theme: Regular FAC Meeting
  • February 23, 2021
    Location: Virtual
    Meeting Theme: Regular FAC Meeting
  • May 25, 2021
    Location: Virtual
    Meeting Theme: Regular FAC Meeting

Name

Organization

Jenyce Houg

FAC Chair,  Houg Transportation and Resources

Mike Ogborn

FAC Vice-Chair, Ogborn Consulting

Tim Rich

Western Slope Representative

Jeannette Hilaire

DEN (Denver International Airport)

Michelle Scheuerman 

FAC Secretary, and CDOT Freight Coordinator

Rebecca White

CDOT Division of Transportation Development

Karen Gerwitz

World Trade Center Denver

Grier Bailey

Colorado/Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Representative

Paul Cristina

Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)

Wally Weart

Retired -Railroad advocate

Craig Boyle

Walmart

Jake Killgore

Molson Coors

Jeff Sogar

Amazon

Carl Spaulding

Renewable Fiber

Kristal Fiser

United Parcel Service

Laurie Brown

President of Denver Transportation Club

Jeff Van Schaick

Genesee Wyoming Railroad

Norm Steen

STAC Representative PPACG, Teller County Commissioner

Gary Beedy

STAC Representative Eastern TPR, Transportation Commissioner

Jessica Stevens

Ryder Trucking

Robyn Smith

May Trucking

Greg Fulton

Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Ozzie Mazzucca

Werner Trucking

Doug Brittin

Denver Transportation Institute, DU

Leonard Dittman

Colorado Department of Public Safety

Nathan Anderson

Union Pacific Railroad

Steve Gregory

San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad

Jack Buffington

Denver Transportation Institute, DU and MillerCoors Brewing Company

David Arganbright

OMNITRAX

Diego Lopez

Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition

Steve O'Dorisio

Adams County Commissioner

Troy Hill 

Hill Petroleum

Jason Emery

Excel Driver Services


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