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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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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 Transportation Cabinet releases their draft freight plan.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released their draft freight plan.


The 2016 Kentucky Statewide Freight Plan and Executive Summary is available for review and comment through the end of June. They are seeking feedback and information from freight professionals, local government, industry, agency, and the public to contribute to the direction of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Freight Program. Written comments will be accepted through July 8, 2016. Read more…

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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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Eight MAFC States Awarded 2015 TIGER Grant

November 5, 2015

Eight of the ten MAFC states–Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin–have been awarded a 2015 TIGER grant for a Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System. MAFC researchers supported this TIGER application with a synthesis of the literature and previous efforts to study, test, and implement a range of truck parking information systems […]

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