MADISON — Wisconsin is known worldwide for its high-quality agricultural products, from dairy to cranberries to genetics and much more. Our agriculture industry, and the many communities it supports throughout our state, depends on an effective, reliable transportation infrastructure to continue the exchange of Wisconsin products across the globe.
To that end, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will be joining with industry partners for two intermodal summits in the coming weeks. At these summits, you’ll have the opportunity to learn what major railroads and shipping companies need to make intermodal service economically viable, and how you can be a part of bringing these services back to Wisconsin. This is your chance to make your voice heard and influence transportation decisions.
- Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We Energies – Public Service Building
231 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Register at https://web.mmac.org/events/
For more info, contact Katie Henry at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, November 11, 2019, 12:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Fox Valley Technical College, D. J. Bordini Center
5 North Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914 Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
There is no charge for either event, but advanced registration is required.
In spring 2017, Wisconsin’s Freight Advisory Committee (FAC; comprised of the key shippers, carriers, and regulators that affect freight movement in Wisconsin) identified the development of an intermodal strategy for Wisconsin as the most important new policy in the State Freight Plan. This year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) released the FAC’s report: wisconsindot.gov/intermodal. Now, these summits will give the agriculture industry, transportation sector, and regional economic development groups the chance to discuss what they have to offer and what they need to make new intermodal sites in Wisconsin a reality.
Please send any questions about the intermodal report to email@example.com. Questions about the events in Milwaukee and Appleton can be directed to the local contacts listed above. Please feel free to reach out to DATCP with any other questions regarding Wisconsin agriculture.
— Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
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