Programs

Colorado Freight Advisory Council (FAC)

About

The Colorado Freight Advisory Council (FAC) is an autonomous group of freight stakeholders that advise CDOT and other organizations on the needs of the transportation system in Colorado pertaining to freight and commercial transportation. The FAC provides guidance on policy and planning level activities and identifies strategies and tactics to address the operational needs of the system. FAC members represent a cross-section of freight industry stakeholders. 

Mission: The FAC will serve as a forum for the private sector to advocate for commercial transportation needs, influence transportation policy, and collaborate with partners to develop a transportation system that supports the economic vitality of Colorado by providing for the safe, efficient, coordinated and reliable movement of freight. 

FAC Goals

  • Advise CDOT on freight-related issues, priorities, projects, and funding needs.
  • Educate the public and other stakeholders on the importance of freight, its connection to the economy, and its reliance on the transportation system.
  • Promote initiatives and strategies to improve freight safety.
  • Serve as a forum to discuss opportunities and strategies to influence freight-related decisions.
  • Seek opportunities for leveraging partnerships to improve freight movement.
  • Collaborate with other agencies and organizations on data and information sharing to promote informed decision-making.
  • Identify short and long-term initiatives that will benefit the freight industry and promote a healthy transportation system.
  • Advise CDOT and other public organizations during transportation planning efforts.
  • Advise CDOT Staff on National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) Project selection.
  • Advise CDOT staff on rail-freight issues and opportunities, including freight-related grants and loans.

Freight Website

For freight industry stakeholders in Colorado, a new freight website has been developed to assist with trip planning and other critical data related to the movement of freight in Colorado. Please see the new freight site by clicking here: https://sites.google.com/state.co.us/cotriporgfreight/home-page

All upcoming FAC meetings are scheduled to start at 1:30 pm 

  • March 30, 2021
    Location: Virtual
    Meeting Theme: Regular FAC Meeting

Name

Organization

Mike Ogborn

FAC Chair, Ogborn Consulting

Troy Hill

FAC Vice-Chair, Hill Petroleum

Michelle Scheuerman FAC Secretary, and CDOT Freight Coordinator

Jenyce Houg

Houg Transportation and Resources

Tim Rich

Western Slope Representative

Jeannette Hilaire

DEN (Denver International Airport)

Rebecca White

CDOT Division of Transportation Development

Karen Gerwitz

World Trade Center Denver

Grier Bailey

Colorado/Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Representative

Paul Cristina

Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)

Wally Weart

Retired -Railroad advocate

Craig Boyle

Walmart

Jake Killgore

Molson Coors

Carl Spaulding

Renewable Fiber

Mario Archaga

United Parcel Service

Laurie Brown

President of Denver Transportation Club

Jeff Van Schaick

Genesee Wyoming Railroad

Gary Beedy

STAC Representative Eastern TPR, Transportation Commissioner

Jessica Stevens

Ryder Trucking

Robyn Smith

May Trucking

Greg Fulton

Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Ozzie Mazzucca

Werner Trucking

Doug Brittin

Denver Transportation Institute, DU

Leonard Dittman

Colorado Department of Public Safety

Nathan Anderson

Union Pacific Railroad

Steve Gregory

San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad

Jack Buffington

Denver Transportation Institute, DU, and MillerCoors Brewing Company

David Arganbright

OMNITRAX

Diego Lopez

Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition

Steve O'Dorisio

Adams County Commissioner

Jason Emery

Excel Driver Services

Erica Denney 

Denney Transport, LTD 

Dick Elsner

Park County Commissioner, STAC Representative

Scott James

Weld County Commissioner, STAC Representative