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Mark Locker of the Ohio Department of Transportation, was asked to serve on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) committee for two more years.

Mark Locker of the Ohio Department of Transportation, was asked to serve on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) committee for two more years.

Mid-America Freight Coalition technical contact, Mark Locker of the Ohio Department of Transportation, was asked to serve on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) committee for two more years. Locker is one of 12 returning members of this committee, which will welcome 28 new members for the next term.

The Council is overseen by MARAD and is described as a chartered, non-federal body that advises the Secretary of Transportation on Marine Transportation System issues, including the effective use and expansion of America’s Marine Highways, sufficient shipbuilding capacity, and port development challenges. The MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from a variety of stakeholders including commercial transportation firms, labor, and public entities.

In his blog on Transportation.gov in April, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator, gave credit to MTSNAC for providing inspiration for multiple initiatives including, Improvements to Title XI ship financing; Inclusion of marine highway corridors on DOT maps; and Establishment of maritime coordinators in state DOTs.

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The 2016 MAFC Meeting will be held in conjuction with the MAASTO Annual Meeting August 8-11, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.

MAFC sessions will focus on:

  • Freight planning and freight investment plans
  • Freight corridors and gateways
  • Truck parking
  • How changes in multimodal freight operations impact transportation systems and policy

To register, visit: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/maasto2016/

For more information, contact Ernie Perry, PhD, MAFC Program Manager at ebperry@wisc.edu.

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Iowa and Kentucky Unveil State Freight Plans

June 21, 2016

Two Mid-America Freight Coalition member states have completed their freight plans and are working to finalize them in July. The Iowa DOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have draft plans available on their websites. Kentucky The 2016 Kentucky Statewide Freight Plan and Executive Summary is available for review and comment through the end of June. […]

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Iowa State Freight Plan Draft Ready for Review

May 23, 2016

Mid-America Freight Coalition member, Iowa DOT, has completed their draft freight plan. It has been posted on their website and is available for download and comment. The plan is designed to connect and optimize numerous freight planning initiatives being conducted by the Iowa DOT. Additionally, it will guide Iowa DOT’s investment decisions for maintaining and […]

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Port Development Strategies: Learning from the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

March 21, 2016

Introduction By: Aaron Jermier, Ernie Perry, Ben Zietlow, Teresa Adams The MAFC region contains 5,610 miles (22.2% of U.S. total) of navigable inland waterways and is the largest user of the Great Lakes to move freight. Every MAFC state has direct water access to world markets via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and […]

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J-Turn Intersections

January 27, 2016

MAFC researchers recently completed a short whitepaper entitled Benefits and Limitations of J-Turn Intersections. This report provides a review of the safety and operational dimensions, including benefits and limitations, of J-turn intersection designs. Special accommodations and limitations of J-turn intersections for trucks, buses, and oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles. Read the whitepaper.

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