The second episode in the MAFC Best Practice Series–a joint webinar between the Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition on freight performance management best practices–is now available in archived form.


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August 26-27, 2014
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is hosting the 2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference in August 2014.

The program will start at Macomb Community College on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM with our welcome and safety briefing.  The morning will feature a plenary session focused on railroad education and work force development, followed by our most popular event from last year, a panel discussion with representatives from across the rail industry.  This year’s panel discussion will be titled “Opportunities for Building Collaborative Partnerships.  The afternoon will feature a variety of breakout sessions, with topics for all rail supporters.  We will wrap up the day’s activities with a dinner session, featuring Mr. Tony Hatch as our key-note speaker.

For more information and to register, visit the Michigan Rail Conference.

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UMRBA Navigation Summit

July 17, 2014

The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) held its Navigation Summit on July 9-10, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. MAFC program manager Ernie Perry facilitated this two-day event, which included one day of open sessions and a second day of closed sessions for state agencies. The first day included four speaker panels and the second day [...]

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NFAC Recommendations to Improve the National Freight System

July 16, 2014

The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has released 81 recommendations aimed at improving the national freight system.
The 81 recommendations made by NFAC, now under review by the Department, include suggestions to improve safety and security across the freight rail network, highlight funding needs and challenges, and call for increased streamlining processes and better collection of [...]

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Rebuilding America

July 15, 2014

The White House recently released a report on transportation infrastructure investment, as well as a plan for increased investments to help rebuild the US transportation infrastructure. As part of this effort to spur Congress to reauthorize transportation funding by September 30, the White House also provided two interactive maps–one for roads and one for bridges.

For [...]

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CFP: America’s Marine Highways

June 13, 2014

MARAD has released a call for projects (CFP) for America’s Marine Highways.
Eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation. Proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes. While all applications must be sponsored and submitted by public entities, [...]

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