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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MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD

MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD

MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD, testified last week to members of the Assembly Transportation Committee for the State of Wisconsin in support of continued funding for the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP). In his statement, Perry emphasized a multiagency effort that has been taking place for over three years to to increase the freight and economic activity at Wisconsin ports. Wisconsin ports are responsible for the health of a large part of the state’s economy and will have an increasingly important role in the future. The support provided by HAP funds has been significant in providing tangible benefits to the state’s port infrastructure and will continue to be a much needed asset to ensure the sustainability of this important system moving forward.

Perry’s complete statement can be downloaded here.

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Minnesota’s Statewide Freight System Plan Released

November 29, 2016

The 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan was released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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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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