From the monthly archives:

April 2013

We’ve expanded the MAFC MAP-21 Resources page with more than a dozen new documents and resources from the USDOT, FHWA, and state DOTs.

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The Iowa DOT has just unveiled its new freight planning website, which includes information about the Iowa Freight Advisory Council, freight projects and plans, maps, data and tools, freight links, a freight glossary and acronyms, and Iowa DOT freight contacts.

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The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on April 10, 2013 entitled Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean for American Freight and Infrastructure? The hearing explored how the Panama Canal expansion will change the movement of freight into and throughout the United States, and considered what public and […]

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FY2014 Budget Highlights

by Steve Wagner on April 11, 2013

The US Department of Transportation has released its Budget Highlights for Fiscal Year 2014. The President’s FY 2014 budget request for the Department of Transportation is $77 billion – 6% above the FY 2012 enacted levels. The President’s Budget also includes a $50 billion program to provide immediate transportation investments in key areas. These resources […]

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A draft of a whitepaper entitled Transportation Impacts of Frac Sand Mining in the MAFC Region: Chippewa County Case Study is now available for download. This case study outlines frac sand mining in the upper Midwest and considers the implications of this new industry on the transportation system in mining areas.

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The presentations from the 2013 MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Annual Freight Meeting are now available. We’ve also posted two photo galleries, one for conference sessions and one for the tours. For more information about this conference and for links to photos, videos, and presentations, visit the conference page.

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