The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is hosting the Minnesota Statewide Freight Summit/Symposium. This meeting will be held on December 5, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This event aims to foster executive-level thought leadership between government and industry to develop a freight action plan that supports an efficient and competitive freight transportation network in Minnesota. Speakers from the public and private sectors will share their perspectives on supply chains and freight transportation and their importance to Minnesota’s industries and economy.

Through participation in interactive discussions and working sessions, attendees will also help shape the development of a statewide freight action agenda. These sessions will focus on identifying needs, issues, and opportunities—and on translating these opportunities into actions.

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently released a Port Planning and Investment Toolkit.

The Port Planning and Investment Toolkit is being built around modules on planning, funding and executing projects, with the goal of making navigating the best course of action to accomplish your goals easier and more user friendly than ever before.

For more information and to download the toolkit, visit the AAPA Port Planning and Investment Toolkit page.

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UW-Madison to Host New Regional Transportation Workforce Center

October 15, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin.—The US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has selected the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) as one of five regional transportation workforce centers in the country. The MTWC, funded by a $600,000 grant by FHWA, is led by Dr. Teresa Adams. The Center will […]

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WisDOT Freight Data Analyst

October 15, 2014

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Madison, Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking an a Freight Data Analyst. This position has a freight and economic development focus related to the preparation of transportation plans and economic studies.  This position plays an active role in the development and maintenance of economic and freight information for the […]

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Missouri State Freight Plan Open for Comment

October 6, 2014

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released the latest draft of the Missouri State Freight Plan and invited the public to provide input. Over the last several months the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been working with stakeholders across the state to identify opportunities and actions to improve Missouri’s freight transportation system. The […]

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GAO Report Calls for Focus on Congestion Impacts

September 29, 2014

The General Accountability Office recently released a report that reviewed trends in freight flows and any related traffic congestion impacts. This report makes two recommendations for the US Department of Transportation: In order to clarify the federal role related to freight-related local traffic congestion, in implementing MAP-21 and any subsequent reauthorization, in its final guidance […]

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