[NTC2014-SU-T2-01] Enhancing the Impact of the Freight Academy via Academic Collaboration

Mark L. Franz
University of Maryland
Subject Area: 
Technology Transfer (T2)

Though the success of the Freight Academy is unparalleled, the cost to run the academy forces the I-95 Corridor Coalition to make the most of a limited budget. These costs include event planning, attracting top quality instructors, reviewing attendee applications, overseeing the progress of the students’ capstone projects, and evaluation of the capstone project final reports and associated presentations. In light of these constraints, the National Transportation Center (NTC) at the University of Maryland seeks to collaborate with the Freight Academy by offering academic resources and student scholarships. These contributions will allow the Academy to continue to keep their top quality instruction accessible to the freight professionals who impact the future of the industry.