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.
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 in the European Union
Exportation of U.S. [...]
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 and [...]
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 across [...]
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 [...]
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 Change [...]