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Introduction By: Aaron Jermier, Ernie Perry, Ben Zietlow, Teresa Adams The MAFC region contains 5,610 miles (22.2% of U.S. total) of navigable inland waterways and is the largest user of the Great Lakes to move freight. Every MAFC state has direct water access to world markets via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway and […]

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The June 2015 edition of the American Planning Association (APA) Planning magazine highlighted the Missouri statewide freight plan, focusing in particular on the freight scenario planning methods used by the Missouri DOT. Read the full article to learn more about MoDOT’s scenario planning efforts. This type of freight scenario planning was also highlighted in a pair of webinars […]

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Iowa DOT Secretary Paul Trombino recently talked to the Des Moines Business Record about freight data, supply chains, economic development, and how the state is using an innovative approach to advance Iowa’s economy.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced $4.38 million in grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) demonstration program. Two MAFC states–Kansas and Minnesota–where among the grantees. Agency Amount Project Description Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) $1,000,000 KDOT will use its AID grant to offset the cost of a technology project known as […]

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking public input on a draft version of the 2014 Statewide Rail Plan, which highlights current freight- and passenger-rail services, and plans for improving and expanding rail in the state. KYTC is accepting comments until Sept. 16. To read the plan and submit your comments, visit the Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan […]

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Kansas Department of Transportation Topeka, Kansas The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking a Freight Project Coordinator. This position located in Topeka and serves the citizens of Kansas by assisting the Freight and Rail Unit manager with multimodal freight transportation planning activities including research, data collection and analysis, modeling, report preparation and presentations. The […]

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