Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group (IFTWG)
Who We Are and What We Do
The Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group (IFTWG) is a public-private partnership focused on the identification and evaluation of technology-based options for improving the efficiency, safety, and security of intermodal freight movement. Working from this common goal, the IFTWG engages in efforts to marry industry and government priorities in a way that leverages collective experience and shared investment.
The IFTWG accomplishes this goal by:
How We Do It
The IFTWG works collaboratively with government and private industry to address real-world challenges and share the results of its efforts with transportation stakeholders. Broad participation is encouraged to gather as much cross-modal information as possible and to limit the burden on participants. The IFTWG leadership is sensitive to the demands on participants' time and strives to structure activities to control the time and expense associated with providing support to the group.
Some of the measures used to achieve these objectives include:
How to Become a Part of the IFTWG
Diversity in backgrounds and viewpoints is fundamental to the success of the group. Participation is open to all, and active engagement in the debate of issues and solutions is strongly encourage. There are no membership requirements or dues, and every opinion has value. There are only two prerequisites to participation: (1) a genuine concern for the long-term health of the intermodal freight transportation system, and (2) the willingness to engage in collaborative problem solving.
Interested stakeholders can learn more about the IFTWG and get involved in the group's activities by contacting FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations.
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration