Herff College of Engineering Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI)
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IFTI's recent activities to educate and engage constituents through significant technology transfer activities and transportation workforce development activities.

CUTC 2013 Summer Meeting

2013 CUTC Summer Meeting

IFTI hosted the 2013 Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC)summer meeting in June 2013. CUTC members represent the nation's leading university-based transportation research and education programs. CUTC members work to advance the state-of-the-art in all modes and disciplines of transportation. CUTC provides a forum for the Universities and Centers to interact collectively with government and industry. Read about the event. Access meeting documents.

Student Freight Symposium and Workforce Summit

National Student Freight Symposium and Workforce Summit

As part of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), IFTI sponsored a combined national Student Freight Symposium and Workforce Summit on February 5-6, 2013 at the University of Memphis. Student representatives from fourteen universities showcased their research, connected with industry experts, networked with their peers, and toured local freight facilities. These students are forming the next generation of freight leaders. Read More...

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Symposium on February 26-27 in Gulfport, MS. 


Global Appalachian Summer Meeting

IFTI welcomed 40 members of the Appalachian Regional Commission to the University of Memphis for their 2012 Global Appalachia Summer Meeting. Memphis is a meaningful location for the meeting as it serves as a key Appalachian highway and intermodal rail gateway to the west and then on to and from key Asian markets. Read More...

 Hazmat Training at UofM

Hazmat Training Session

IFTI student and faculty researchers underwent training to prepare for catastrophic events in the transportation industry. In May 2012, we participated in a full-scale, transportation-related hazmat training. The U of M collaborated with the Memphis-Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee to conduct the hazmat emergency management exercise on campus.

 Freight Forwarding Workshop

Sub-Sahara Africa Freight Forwarding Session

IFTI hosted an educational workshop about Freight Forwarding for a small delegation from Sub-Sahara Africa. Our professional partners from Dunavant Global Logistics Group, LLC facilitated a portion of the program. Read More...

 Dr. Lipinski and HUD Secretary Donovan

 Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference

In April 2012,  IFTI welcomed 300 people to the U of M campus for the Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference. Participants included local and national elected officials and business professionals from the Memphis area. Read More...

 Aerotropolis University

Aerotropolis University

In April 2012, approximately 75 local elected officials and business professionals arrived on campus at 9 am to attend "The Aerotropolis University" to learn about the Aerotropolis concept directly from Dr. John Kasarda, the man who coined the phrase. After the Aerotropolis University meeting, IFTI invited a small group of legislative aides and other "friends of IFTI" to learn more about the transportation industry in Memphis. The group toured IDEXX Laboratories, the CN Hump Yard and the BSNF Intermodal Yard.

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