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Freight Committee


Identify, assess and respond to goods movement travel issues and opportunities and provide overall guidance for the development of the regional goods movement component of the Regional Comprehensive Plan.  Examples of key issues include safety, congestion relief, air quality, economic development, and community impacts.


  • Generally, the Freight Committee meets on the fourth Monday of January (owing to the MLK holiday), then on the third Monday of March, May, September, and November.
  • Note that the regularly-scheduled meeting on November 21 has been rescheduled to Monday, December 5, 2016.
  • All meetings are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
  • All meetings will be open to public participation.


The Freight Committee is comprised of representatives from freight industry organizations, private railroads, trucking companies, consultants, researchers, planners as well as representatives of local, regional and state governments seeking to improve goods movement in metropolitan Chicago.  The current membership includes the following:

  • Joe Alonzo, Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Benjamin Brockschmidt, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Council
  • Mike Burton, C&K Trucking
  • Maria Choca Urban, Cook County
  • David Chandler, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Kevin Donahue, Illinois Tollway
  • Eric Gallien, Illinois Trucking Association (co-chair)
  • Reggie Greenwood, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
  • Adrian Guerrero, Class I railroad (co-chair)
  • Debbie Halvorson, Supply Chain Innovation Network of Chicago
  • Dr. J. Lee Hutchins, Jr., Consultant
  • Kazuya Kawamura, UIC-University Transportation Center
  • Mike Klemens, Council of Mayors
  • Mike Kowalczyk, FHWA
  • Jim LaBelle, UIC-University Transportation Center
  • Steve Lazzara, Will County Land Use Department
  • John Loper, DuPage County Division of Transportation
  • Floyd Miras, U.S. DOT Maritime Administration
  • Libby Ogard, Consultant
  • Phil Resendiz, FedEx
  • Adam Rod, Chicago Department of Aviation
  • DeAnna Smith, IDOT
  • Herbert Smith, Class I railroad


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