March 20, 2012
The 2012 MoDOT transportation research forum will be held on March 20, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. This forum includes research project presentations, achievement awards, a discussion of MoDOT research needs, and a tour of lab facilities at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
This event is free of charge to all registered participants. The registration [...]
Registration is now open for the 2012 MAFC Annual Meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 18-20, 2012.
Download the conference flyer, which includes information about conference fees, registration, and agenda themes. This flyer is suitable for distribution in print and electronically.
Note: The deadline for reserving rooms in the MAFC room block has been extended [...]
Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinal’s Opinion page is carrying two opposing views about how to fund improvements to the I-39/90 corridor between Madison and the Wisconsin-Illinois state line.
The MJS editors contend that “Barrett’s plan to fix roads takes the right approach” while Dan Cunningham of the I-39/90 NOW Coalition, says “Don’t shift road money to repair [...]
The planning committee for the 2012 MAFC Annual Meeting has been hard at work putting together a stimulating agenda that covers a wide range of freight issues in the Midwest and nationally.
You can also download the lastest version of the DRAFT agenda.
Freight Advisory Committees
Freight advisory committees will form a special focus at this year’s MAFC [...]
The Mid-America Freight Coalition is entering into a collaborative partnership with the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS).
This interregional partnership encompasses more than half of the United States and includes nearly every core industry—agriculture, automotive, manufacturing, mining, commodities, logistics, shipping, and warehousing.
Representatives from the MAFC and ITTS will work together to further encourage cooperative [...]
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has published a state rail plan designed to guide freight and passenger rail development for the next 20 years.
This plan aims support a rail system that provides “enhanced mobility for travelers and the efficient movement of goods, while supporting economic development and environmental sustainability.”
For more information, visit the MDOT [...]