From the category archives:

Highway

The Mississippi River is a critical corridor for transportation of agricultural products and, in turn, is critical to the economies of the states that utilize the river to transport these trade goods. The report assesses the total impact of lock and dam closures along the Upper Mississippi River and then demonstrates how the cost the closures, or improvements designed to mitigate their impact on the highway side, compare with the cost of improving Upper Mississippi River control structures.

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J-Turn Intersections

by Steve Wagner on January 27, 2016

MAFC researchers recently completed a short whitepaper entitled Benefits and Limitations of J-Turn Intersections. This report provides a review of the safety and operational dimensions, including benefits and limitations, of J-turn intersection designs. Special accommodations and limitations of J-turn intersections for trucks, buses, and oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles. Read the whitepaper.

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MAFC researchers recently completed a synthesis report of trucking parking management systems (TPMS) in the Midwest. This report provides a review of the research on truck parking as well as pilot projects developed and implemented to assess truck parking systems. Read the report.  

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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 US DOT has released the draft Primary Freight Network. This week’s Talking Freight is also devoted to An Overview of the Draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Update: The presentations and a FAQ from this webinar are now available for download (PDF).

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Public Input Session May 29, 2013 US DOT Headquarters 12:30-4:30pm EDT The US DOT is holding a public input session for the Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study (CTSW) that is required by MAP-21 (section 32801). The Study will evaluate and compare the differences between trucks loaded at or below current federal truck size and […]

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