The Summer 2011 edition of Freight Notes is now available. This issue contains:
Regulatory Uniformity in the North/ West Passage
Perry Joins CFIRE as MAFC Facilitator
MAFC Outreach Materials
Regional Freight Study: An Update
Hart Joins CFIRE Staff
Transportation Profiles for MAFC Commodities
Performance Measures for Evaluating Multi-State Projects
The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations, in conjunction with the American Transportation Research Institute, recently released an updated version of the Freight Performance Measures (FPM) report on congestion monitoring of freight-significant highway locations.
This report shows that congestion increased at 61 percent of the 100 freight significant locations from 2009 to 2010. The current [...]
Great Lakes cargo traffic dropped 7 percent from July to August, according to an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette:
Cargo traffic on the Great Lakes dipped almost 7 percent in August from July, but the amount of cargo carried by U.S.-flag freighters last month was on par with the five-year average for the month.
Researchers have recently completed the Performance Measures for Evaluating Multi-state Projects (MAFC 11) project and issued a final report.
This project outlines a method, using the Chicago CREATE project as a case study, that considers the impacts of geographic and industry distribution of project benefits, intermodal impacts, and reliability, as well as the traditional benefits of time [...]
We are pleased to announce that Ernest Perry will join CFIRE as the new facilitator of the Mid-America Freight Coalition, starting October 3. As MAFC Facilitator, Perry will focus on creating and driving innovation and partnerships that enable transportation agencies to provide and manage the freight infrastructure and services that move us, keep us safe, [...]
Researchers recently completed the Transportation Profiles for MAFC Commodities (MAFC 10) project and issued a final report.
This project developed information on the flow of commodities through the MAFC region. Part one developed two commodities in depth with narratives and illustrations to demonstrate the importance of efficient transportation to the industry along with some of the issues [...]