The 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the NAFTANEXT Summit on April 22-25, 2014 at the historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

The MAFC is partnering with CAGTC and NAFTANEXT to expand its meeting to address the growing focus on energy and its importance to freight transportation. This conference will include both MAFC-specific and joint sessions that address a wide range of freight-related issues.

For more information, visit the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting page.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan.

This plan aims to:

…engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri’s freight infrastructure. These discussions will prioritize how to use the scarce funds that exist, along with how to best invest new funds in freight projects, should these funds become available.

As a part of this effort, MoDOT is hosting a series of Freight Priorities and Investment Forums to discuss funding and share key findings about freight. MoDOT anticipates the draft freight plan to be prepared for review by June 2014, with a final report in September 2014.

For more information about the Missouri Freight Plan and these upcoming forums, consult the MoDOT News Release.

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Kansas Freight Advisory Committee

April 10, 2014

In late March, KDOT Secretary Mike King announced the formation of the Kansas Freight Advisory Committee.

“This committee will provide input to me,” Secretary Mike King said. “As well as advising and assisting with identifying freight transportation issues, the committee will help us prioritize highway and rail freight corridors of significance and identify multimodal freight infrastructure needs.”

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IDOT Appoints a New FAC

April 8, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation has named the members of the newly created Illinois State Freight Advisory Council.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that 41 members with extensive experience and expertise in the multimodal movement of freight have been chosen to serve on the new Illinois State Freight Advisory Council. The council, representing [...]

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IDOT’s Schoeben Named to MTSNAC

April 4, 2014

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), including Kevin Schoeben from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council members [...]

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Indiana Major Moves 2020

April 4, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has released funding “Major Moves 2020” highway construction program, which will initially invest up to $400 million in the next generation of highway expansion.

“Roads mean jobs, and Major Moves 2020 will improve Indiana’s transportation infrastructure to enhance our position as the Crossroads of America,” said Governor Pence. “Major Moves 2020 [...]

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Webinar: How the FAF Can Help You

March 28, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00-2:15pm Eastern
The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations is holding a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework.
During this webinar, FHWA will offer practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies an overview of how the FAF can make a difference. FHWA will outline the FAF‘s main components [...]

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