From the monthly archives:

May 2014

After the passing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080, WRRDA) in both the House and the Senate, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is trumpeting full Congressional approval of the long-awaited and critically-needed water resources development legislation. Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO, applauded U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and […]

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On May 12, 2014, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the text of the proposed MAP-21 Reauthorization Act. AASHTO has released a summary of this legislation. Overall, the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act provides a total of $265 billion for highway programs over six years and continues the core program structure put in place in […]

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1pm Eastern FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo will host a webinar conference call with members of AASHOT’s SCORT Committee to discuss rail related provisions of the proposed GROW AMERICA Act. Participant Instructions The web conference is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on May 13, 2014. You may join […]

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A Tour of CREATE

by Steve Wagner on May 12, 2014

As part of the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting and NAFTANEXT Conference, participants had the opportunity to tour some of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program’s project sites. MAFC researcher Maria Hart attended the tour, took photographs, and then added the photographs to a Chicago map using ArcGIS.

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CFIRE/MAFC researchers recently released a brief on the use of Equivalent Single Axle Loads (ESALs) for understanding and communicating the impact of truck traffic on our nation’s roads and highways. This brief is available here.

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The presentations and other materials from the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting are now available. Presentations Introduction and Welcome (Ernie Perry, MAFC) Expanding Freight on Our Waterways: Lessons Learned (Scott Davies, MARAD) Freight Market Development on the Great Lakes: Why? How? (Marc-André Roy, CPCS) Incorporating Waterways into Planning (Lynn Soporowski, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Planning for One […]

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