From the monthly archives:

October 2012

The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is holding the 16th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: The New American Energy Revolution on Friday, December 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. About the Event Energy sources, supplies, and needs are changing our world at breakneck speed. In the Upper Midwest, for instance, fracking, ethanol, […]

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Contributed by C. Bryant Dudley, CFIRE Project Assistant The demand for coal in the United States has declined sharply since 2008. Much of this decline is driven by the decreased use of coal for power generation, which has dropped from nearly half to just under a third. This trend is likely to continue: 20 percent […]

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Four MAFC states have been selected for national awards from AASHTO. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan each garnered a President’s Transportation Award. The annual President’s Transportation Awards recognize individuals, programs, or teams for improving environmental conditions, utilizing technology, implementing excellent executive management skills, increasing efficiencies, and making effective use of taxpayer dollars. Kansas (Aviation) – […]

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Thursday, October 25; 1-3:30 pm (ET) US DOT is holding a webinar on October 25 about congestion and highway performance measures. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute via a live chat room. USDOT wants to hear from stakeholders on several areas including: Measuring vehicle vs. passenger movement Measuring actual throughput Potential measures that reflect system […]

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CFIRE researchers recently published a guide entitled Using Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evaluating Discretionary Transportation Infrastructure Investment. This guide uses Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant requirements to as an example of using BCA as a project selection tool. TIGER as a program relies on benefit-cost analysis (BCA) as a selection criteria for grant recipients. Managers and analysts alike can use BCA guidance […]

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently announced the adoption of the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan 2012-2031. The updated plan is the result of extensive collaboration between MnDOT, partners, citizens, and stakeholders like you. Thank you for engaging in the process to craft a plan reflective of statewide interests. The adopted Plan can be found […]

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