From the monthly archives:

February 2014

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Madison, Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking an Economic Development and Freight Section Chief. This position directs the development of new state strategies to address the growing importance of transportation’s support of the state’s economy. This involves difficult negotiations with high level officials in other agencies, local and […]

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BNSF Railway Co. has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to major rail-car manufacturers to submit bids for the construction of 5,000 “next-generation” tank cars that will be used to transport crude oil. The tank cars are to be built to exceed the new stronger standards the rail industry voluntarily adopted in October 2011 for […]

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Lock and Dam 8 Site Visit

by Steve Wagner on February 21, 2014

On February 11, 2014 MAFC Program Manager Ernie Perry and CFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams joined the ASCE NW branch for a site visit of Lock and Dam 8 at Genoa, Wisconsin. This lock is currently undergoing renovation and is completely dewatered, allowing attendees a unique opportunity to see the maintenance on the lock’s miter gates, […]

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Dr. José Zozaya, President and Executive Representative of Kansas City Southern de Mexíco (KCSM), will speak at NAFTANEXT. Dr. Zozaya has served in this capacity since 2006 and has over 40 years of experience in law and government relations. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, contracts and helping multinational organizations develop their business […]

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The Mid-America Freight Coalition recently submitted a set of recommendations to the FHWA regarding the proposed designation of the Primary Freight Network (PFN). View the MAFC PFN comments.

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The Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) will hold the the 2014 Freight in the Southeast conference on March 4-6 in Tampa, Florida. This annual meeting focuses on how freight operations and planning is reshaping the region’s transportation system. With discussion focused on regional freight corridors, the importance of foreign direct investment, and transportation’s […]

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