From the monthly archives:

May 2011

We’ve recently published a number of the presentations from the 2011 MAFC Conference and Annual Meeting.

MoDOT’s Effort to Revitalize Shipping on the Missouri River (Perry, McQuillan, and Smith)
Current Regional Rail Issues: TRRA (Carnes)
Luncheon Plenary Session (Crawford)
ATRI Top Trucking Issues (Brewster)
The Farm Bureau’s Look at Agricultural Transportation (Rund)

We’ll continue to post presentations as they arrive (but [...]

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National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
CFIRE is seeking to hire a researcher with significant experience in freight policy, planning, and engineering research to conduct research, education, and outreach projects for CFIRE and the Mid-America Freight Coalition.
Applications are due July 6, 2011.
For more information about this position and how [...]

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On the second day of the 2011 MAFC Annual Meeting, a group of state, academic, and MPO representatives attended a workshop conducted by the MAFC research staff. This workshop was designed to gather feedback and ideas for the MAFC outreach project (MAFC 08), which will conclude shortly.
The workshop began with an overview of feedback that [...]

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On the last day of the 2011 MAFC Annual Meeting, a small group of state, academic, and MPO representatives attended a workshop conducted by the MAFC communications staff. This workshop was designed to gather ideas about what sorts of communications materials and published products would most usefully communicate the results of the MAFC regional freight [...]

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Another element of the regional freight study is identifying major industries that will be the source of economic growth in the 21st century. These industries will be studied to better understand how transportation can be made a source of support for their growth. Participants in this breakout session at the 2011 MAFC Annual Meeting began [...]

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One element of the regional freight study is the creation of performance measures to better understand and direct the flow of freight through the region. In one of the break out sessions at the annual meeting, participants were asked to help develop those measures. The group began by considering a model for measurement that contained [...]

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