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Steve Wagner

The second episode in the MAFC Best Practice Series–a joint webinar between the Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition on freight performance management best practices–is now available in archived form.
Presentations

Innovations in Statewide Freight Planning, A Comprehensive Approach (Keith Bucklew, CDM Smith)
Crafting and Visualizing Performance Measures from the NPMRDS (Peter Rafferty [...]

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August 26-27, 2014
Macomb Community College
Warren, Michigan
The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is hosting the 2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference in August 2014.
The program will start at Macomb Community College on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM with our welcome and safety briefing.  The morning will feature a plenary session focused on railroad education and work force [...]

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The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) held its Navigation Summit on July 9-10, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. MAFC program manager Ernie Perry facilitated this two-day event, which included one day of open sessions and a second day of closed sessions for state agencies. The first day included four speaker panels and the second day [...]

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The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has released 81 recommendations aimed at improving the national freight system.
The 81 recommendations made by NFAC, now under review by the Department, include suggestions to improve safety and security across the freight rail network, highlight funding needs and challenges, and call for increased streamlining processes and better collection of [...]

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Rebuilding America

by Steve Wagner on July 15, 2014

The White House recently released a report on transportation infrastructure investment, as well as a plan for increased investments to help rebuild the US transportation infrastructure. As part of this effort to spur Congress to reauthorize transportation funding by September 30, the White House also provided two interactive maps–one for roads and one for bridges.

For [...]

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MARAD has released a call for projects (CFP) for America’s Marine Highways.
Eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation. Proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes. While all applications must be sponsored and submitted by public entities, [...]

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