Freight Roundtable

What is the Freight Roundtable?

The Freight Roundtable is a quarterly forum of public and private stakeholders from across the 8-parish region. Participants are from a variety of institutions and corporations with different responsibilities and interests related to the movement of freight. There are representatives from highway, rail, maritime, air and logistics. The purpose is to share project information, gain mode specific updates, learn about modal problems and concerns, and discuss issues of regional importance to freight.

Mission of the Freight Roundtable

Our mission is to invite and encourage the participation of all freight modes to work across modal lanes in a regional dialogue and to contribute their ideas and opinions on freight needs in order to influence the allocation of funding for freight planning and projects in the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). 

We recently published the Freight Profile 2020-2021 captures existing freight conditions for SE Louisiana. It tells the story of regional freight movements today and it is considered Part I of  the first Regional Freight Mobility Plan.   The RPC invites you to contribute to Phase II planning for the Regional Freight Mobility Plan by working with the RPC Freight Roundtable.

Click Here to read the full Freight Profile


  • To bring local freight stakeholders together with Federal, State and local government
  • Facilitate regional dialogue and planning
  • Expand problem identification and identify possible solutions

How to Participate

Meetings are open to the public. We hold quarterly webinars on the 4th Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The next meeting of the Freight Roundtable will be January 26, 2022.

If you are interested in participating, email Karen Parsons, Freight Coordinator at [email protected] or click here to fill out an interest form.

Committee Participation Interest Form
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