From the monthly archives:

December 2012

Happy Holidays from the MAFC

by Steve Wagner on December 24, 2012

We’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year in 2013. Perhaps we’ll see you at: Wisconsin Transportation Reception at the TRB Annual Meeting 2013 MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Annual Freight Meeting Summit on the Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials Student Freight Symposium Freight Workforce Summit –The staff of the MAFC.

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Fall 2012 Freight Notes

by Steve Wagner on December 18, 2012

The Fall 2012 edition of Freight Notes is now available for download. This issue contains articles and information about: Foreign trade zones The future of maritime freight The newly appointed MnDOT Commissioner The newly appointed head of the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations Transportation for America’s new MAP-21 guide The demand for wood pellets […]

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Ohio recently unveiled a jobs and transportation plan to fund critical highway projects. The Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan would generate $1.5 billion in new funds for Ohio highways from bonds issued by the Ohio Turnpike Commission and backed by future toll revenues. Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated from matching local […]

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Charlie Zelle to be the new MnDOT Commissioner, effective January 15, 2013. Zelle is president and CEO of Jefferson Lines, which provides travel services in 13 Midwestern states. His family founded the company in 1919. It serves more that 60 Minnesota cities and specializes in connecting rural areas to destinations […]

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Two researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco recently presented a paper at the 2012 NBER Macroeconomics Annual Conference entitled “Roads to Prosperity or Bridges to Nowhere? Theory and Evidence on the Impact of Public Infrastructure Investment.” Here’s the abstract: We examine the dynamic macroeconomic effects of public infrastructure investment both theoretically and […]

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Making the Most of MAP-21

by Steve Wagner on December 11, 2012

Transportation for America has just released a handbook to help policy makers and transportation stakeholders understand and implement Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the recently enacted federal surface transportation legislation. Making the Most of MAP-21: A Guide to the 2012 Federal Transportation Law — And How to Use it for Positive […]

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