From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Kansas City, Missouri
August 2-5, 2011
The Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas Department of Transportation are excited to host the AASHTO/FHWA Freight Partnership IV meeting at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on August 2-5, 2011.
Check out the schedule of events and visit the official website for more information and to register.

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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 program director for the Mid-America Freight Coalition. The program director facilitates and manages the MAFC research and outreach programs, conducts freight research, provides member services to coalition members, and represents the MAFC and CFIRE with a wide [...]

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The Spring 2011 edition of Freight Notes is now available. This issue contains:

Ship Building on the Great Lakes
Measuring Transportation Performance
Regional Freight Study: Performance Measures
Regional Freight Study: Key Industries
Regional Freight Study: Communications
Workshop: MAFC Outreach Materials
Wisconsin’s Long-range Transportation Plan

This edition of Freight Notes is also available as a print-friendly PDF.

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Officially adopted in 2009, Connections 2030 is the long-range transportation plan for Wisconsin.
The plan addresses all forms of transportation; integrates transportation modes; and identifies policies and implementation priorities to aid transportation decision makers when evaluating program and project priorities over the next 20 years.
Connections 2030 is a comprehensive transportation plan for moving people and freight [...]

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Many of us in the transportation community have been lamenting the lack of action at the federal level in the reauthorization of transportation programs. We have been operating on continuing resolutions and loans from the general fund for a very long time and Congressional action still seems years in the future.
I recently had the chance [...]

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In a recent issue of Freight Notes (No. 11), I reported comments made at a listening session sponsored by MARAD on the future of Great Lakes shipping. Some of those comments, which I said surprised me, questioned whether the shipbuilding industry on the Lakes had the capacity to build a new thousand-foot laker from scratch. [...]

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