BAC Workshop: "Border Crossing Issues and Prospects for Freight"

A Workshop presented by The Transportation Center and the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago

April 14, 2010



2:30 - 2:35 pm

Opening Comments

Bret Johnson
Transportation Center

Colleen Duke
Consulate General of Canada,

2:35 - 3:00 pm

Border Crossing Perspectives: Progress Achieved and Challenges Ahead

Presentation (PDF)

Dan Ujczo
Managing Director
Canada-United States Law Institute
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

3:00 - 3:25 pm

Rail Carrier Operational Decisions and Strategies at the Northern and Southern Borders

Presentation (PDF)

Mike Tamilia
Senior Manager Customs and Transborder Operations

3:25 - 3:50 pm

Private Sector Solutions for Freight Data Management

Presentation (PDF)

Kniffen Kelly
Director of Transportation Solutions

3:50 - 4:10 pm


4:10 - 4:35 pm

A Way Forward: Southern Border Case Study and Future Data Management Opportunities

Presentation (PDF)

Robert Harrison
Deputy Director
Center for Transportation Research
UT Austin

4:35 - 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion:

Robert Harrison, UT Austin
Kniffen Kelly, UPS
Mike Tamilia, CN Railroad
Dan Ujczo, Case Western

Moderator: Aaron Gellman, Transportation Center, Northwestern University