Caitlin Hughes Rayman–currently the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Freight–has been selected to be the Director of the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations.
Rayman will replace former Director of the Office of Freight Management and Operations Tony Furst, who now serves as FHWA’s Associate Administrator for Safety.
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As part of its Freight Mobility Action Agenda, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has established a repository of information about the Multimodal Freight Network in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Multimodal Freight Network is composed of highways, local roads, rail lines, ports and airports. The network identifies the role of the different transportation facilities in shipping freight to [...]
The AASHTO Freight Working Group has recently submitted comments to the US Department of Transportation on the MAP-21 Interim Guidance on State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees, and the related Memorandum on Prioritization of Projects to Improve Freight Movement Guidance. These comments, which speak to the implementation of the freight provisions in MAP-21, [...]
Contributed by: C. Bryant Dudley, CFIRE project assistant
In 2009 the European Union (EU) ratified the Renewable Energy Directive, which outlined three objectives for member states to meet by 2020:
Increase renewable energy consumption to 20 percent of total energy consumption;
Reduce total energy consumption by 20 percent;
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent.
These initiatives, especially those [...]
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics recently released North American surface trade numbers for August 2012.
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 2.6 percent higher in August 2012 than in August 2011, totaling $82.5 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau [...]