Heads-up all of you out west — specifically, anyone with expertise on lanes in the Southern half of Nevada, where a truck parking roundtable with state and Federal Highway Administration officials and reps from the Nevada DOT is slated for a week from today.
Scott Grenerth of Truck Specialized Parking Services, moderator of the panel discussion on parking Overdrive helped host at the Great American Trucking Show in August, sent along the notice of the meeting upcoming. He checked in with the organizers, who noted owner-operators and drivers were certainly encouraged to participate, though organizers do want an RSVP in order to prepare for lunch at the event — get in touch with FHWA rep Nicholas Renna via Nicholas.Renna@dot.gov or (202) 594-7675 to do so.
As noted by panel participants at GATS and so many other place elsewhere over the years, meetings like this one offer opportunities to air your knowledge of specific areas of need in the area in question on the front end of any effort to create new capacity in specific locales or better utilize what’s there already.
Organizers ask for attendees to come looking for a “participant-driven event,” and carrying specifically information on “truck parking challenges and potential solutions specific to Southern Nevada.”
More from the announcement:
This roundtable will enable participants to:
- Measure truck parking problems
- Identify stakeholders for truck parking decision making
- List possible truck parking solutions
- Plan steps to advance solutions to truck parking problems in their areas
- Identify the roles for various stakeholders in the delivery of truck parking solutions
FHWA and the Nevada Department of Transportation also aired plans to host a similar event in the near future addressing issues in the northern part of the state — likely to be held in the Reno-Carson City area.