ITI and NCITEC at the University of Denver to Host Major Conference on Global Sustainability, Transportation and the Supply Chain

The Intermodal Transportation Institute and National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Denver will host a joint conference on key issues that will have a significant impact on the economy, the movement of people and goods, and the environment. The conference will be held at The Cable Center, on the University of Denver campus at 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Tuesday, October 15, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

“This important conference is designed to contribute to public awareness via a discussion of the policy issues regarding sustainability that are facing both freight and passenger transportation, such as the current interest in natural gas as a clean, abundant, alternative fuel,” said Thomas L. Finkbiner, ITI board member. “The conference will discuss some of the initiatives that the transportation sector can consider as it moves to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.”

Among the guest speakers at the conference who will address these initiatives as they relate to the movement of goods are David Bonilla, senior research fellow in Transport Studies from Oxford University; Michael Byrne, CEO of Linfox Australia, the largest, privately owned, transportation logistics company in Australia; Mathieu Faure, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Intermodal, for Canadian Pacific Railway; and Kyle Olson, Community Air Toxics coordinator with the U.S. EPA, Region 8.

Among those discussing the movement of people within the context of sustainability initiatives will be John Robert Smith, co-chair of Transportation for America and senior policy advisor for Smart Growth America; Will Toor, director of the Transportation Program at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project; and Phillip A. Washington, general manager of the Regional Transportation District - Denver.

The conference is very pleased that Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will give the luncheon address and discuss these important policy issues as they affect transportation and the supply chain, which in turn, affects our quality of life and the price that we pay for food and at the pump.

The conference kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and includes lunch and parking. Registration is $25.00 and is open to the public and media. To register and view the program, please visit: