The Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Ohio Conference on Freight are combining forces in 2015 to host the 2015 Conference on Freight–Breaking Boundaries: Building a Future Together.

2015ConferenceFreightFor more information about this conference, visit


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Beyond Traffic 2045

by Steve Wagner on February 6, 2015

US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx recently unveiled Beyond Traffic:

…a new forward-looking analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation outlining  the trends that are likely to  shape the needs of our transportation system over the next three decades. Beyond Traffic is offered to the public as a draft to ignite a national conversation about the future of the U.S. transportation system and to objectively frame critical policy choices that need to be made. A final report will be released later in 2015 based on the ideas and public feedback generated by this analysis.

Secretary Fox devoted some attention to freight issues.


How will we move things?


How will we move better?

For more information, visit Beyond Traffic: US DOT’s 30 Year Framework for the Future.

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MAFC Program Manager to Serve on Wisconsin FAC

January 9, 2015

CFIRE researcher Ernie Perry has been invited by Wisconsin DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb to serve as a representative on the newly formed Wisconsin Freight Advisory Committee (FAC). Perry also serves as the program manager of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC). Dr. Perry will serve a two-year term with approximately 30 other voting representatives from the industry, […]

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Workforce Centers Session at TRB

December 12, 2014
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TSI Confirmed as Economic Indicator

December 10, 2014

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently released a new technical report, Transportation Services Index and the Economy—Revisited, that confirms that the Transportation Services Indexes (TSIs) both lead the economy, though in different ways. BTS extended the TSI back to 1979, examining five re­cessions and numerous growth cycles. “When the accelerations and decelera­tions of the freight […]

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2012 Commodity Flow Survey Results Available

December 9, 2014

The US Census Bureau has released the results of the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted every five years as part of the Census Bureau’s economic census. The survey, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is the primary source of national, state and selected metropolitan areas statistics […]

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