Freight Management and Planning
Our economy, jobs, and consumers rely on the efficient movement of freight through the transportation system.
Freight Movement Task Force
The Freight Movement Task Force is an Advisory Committee of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council staffs the FMTF.
The FMTF’s main function is to provide the public and the freight movement community a voice in the regional transportation planning process. The FMTF is a forum for Baltimore region freight stakeholders to share information and discuss motor truck, rail, air, and waterway concerns.
The FMTF represents a mix of freight experts from across the modes, including: railroad operators; port operators; trucking firms; airport operators; freight shippers and receivers; economic development organizations; and academics. In addition, staff from the Maryland Department of Transportation and local government representatives also participate.
FMTF meets quarterly. The FMTF welcomes the public to observe meetings and provide comment.
Name: Bala Akundi
Phone: 410-732-0500 x1019
Armand Patella – Pi Corp (Chair)
Debbie Bowden – MD Dept. of Transportation Office of Freight/Multi-Modalism (MDOT) (Vice Chair)
Kwame Arhin – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MD Division
Louis Campion – Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA)
Lindsay Donnellon – FHWA, MD Division
Joe Greco – Maryland Port Administration (MPA)
Richard Johnson – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Rick Johnson –Baltimore County Department of Economic Development
Marsha Kaiser –Parsons Brinkerhoff
Keith Kucharek -AECOM
Valorie LaCour –Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Jill Lemke –MPA
L’Kiesha Markley –State Highway Administration (SHA)
Parto Mazdeyasni –MPA
Roxane Mukai -Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA)
Jon Scherman -Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)
Dominic Scurti –MPA
Dennis Simpson –MdTA
Glenn Smith –MdTA
Kipp Snow –Anne Arundel Community College
Aaron Tomarchio – Sparrows Point Terminal, LLC
Russell Walto -MdTA
Ted Yurek -SHA