Freight Committee

Freight Committee

The Freight Committee's charge is to 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.


  • In 2018, the Freight Committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:
    • March 19
    • May 21
    • September 17
    • December 3 (*in place of November meeting)
  • All meetings are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.
  • All meetings will be open to public participation.
  • 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.

See current and archived committee materials.


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
  • Elaine Bottomley, Council of Mayors
  • Benjamin Brockschmidt, Illinois Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Council
  • Mike Burton, C&K Trucking
  • Maria Choca Urban, Cook County
  • David Chandler, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Aimee Lee, Illinois Tollway
  • Eric Gallien, Illinois Trucking Association (co-chair)
  • Reggie Greenwood, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
  • Adrian Guerrero, Class I railroad (co-chair)
  • Clayton Harris III, Illinois International Port District
  • Dr. J. Lee Hutchins, Jr., Consultant
  • Kazuya Kawamura, UIC-University Transportation Center
  • 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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