Freight Committee

What is the Freight Committee?

A quarterly forum of public and private freight stakeholders from across the 8-parish region. Committee members include a wide variety of backgrounds like Federal Highway, Maritime, and Railroad Administrations, as well as representatives from air, rail and port transport. Established in 2014 as the only Louisiana MPO hosted Freight Advisory committee, their purpose is to share project information, gain mode specific updates, learn about modal problems and concerns, and provide timely input about regional issues. 

Mission of the Freight Committee

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). 


  • 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 identified representatives only and are typically held quarterly on the 1st Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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

Committee Participation Interest Form
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