WCPDI P2 Final Report CFIRE1002

In the study, “Leveraging Our Comparative Advantage, Phase II: Identification and Development of Wisconsin Port Market Scenarios,” CFIRE identifies four marine highway corridors and compares their feasibility, cost, and potential for mode diversion to parallel highway corridors. The corridors include three Great Lake corridors as well as the Mississippi River. In nearly every scenario, the marine corridors can offer lower cost service to Wisconsin shippers, businesses and industry.

The report can be downloaded here.

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The 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan was released by MAFC member, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, today.

MN_Freight_Plan_TThe plan includes a snapshot of Minnesota’s current freight system as well as a description of the state’s economy, relevant trends, and current and future issues around freight. It also includes an action agenda which outlines how the system can keep pace with the significant growth in freight tonnage expected by 2040.

One of multiple transportation plans in support of the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota GO vision for transportation in the state, this plan was developed with the help of the public-private Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee.

The plan and a video explaining the plan development are online at the MnDOT website.

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MAFC Completes Survey Regarding Designation of Critical Rural and Critical Urban Freight Corridors

October 26, 2016

As directed by the FAST act, states and, in certain cases, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, are responsible for designating public roads as Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) and Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFCs). The MAFC has completed a survey of member states for this purpose and is working on a report based on the findings.

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Wisconsin State Freight Plan Draft Released

October 17, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding five meetings throughout the state in order to share information and collect input on the draft State Freight Plan. The plan was released at the end of September and can be downloaded from the WisDOT website. The public comment period ends on November 14th.

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Keynote Presentation Highlights Success of the Freight Plan Alignment Project

August 2, 2016

In his keynote address at the Ohio Planning Conference, Ernest Perry, PhD, discusses how Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) states are sharing best practices, working to align efforts, and provide regional and national leadership in collaborative freight development.

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Iowa State Freight Plan Finalized

August 1, 2016

Mid-America Freight Coalition member, Iowa DOT, released Iowa’s first dedicated state freight plan.

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