At the recent meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conference of AASHTO, the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition authorized the Coalition for an additional two years, through 2012.
The Executive Committee used the result of the MVFC Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting, as the basis for their discussion.
The 2011-2012 MVFC Program includes changes to the governance structure of the Coalition, to streamline the committees and involve more MPO representatives.
During these two years, the MVFC will focus its research and outreach efforts in several areas:
- Commercial Vehicle Operations Training
- Economic Analysis Training
- Regional Freight Plan
Two thirds of the $750,000 funding for the 2011-2012 MVFC program is provided by the ten member states; one third is provided by the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Development (CFIRE). CFIRE will continue to provide coordination and member support for the Coalition.
“The MVFC has been the anchor for the CFIRE research program. We have had good experiences working with the states in our region and we are pleased to continue the collaborative efforts of the coalition,” said CFIRE Director Teresa Adams.
For more information, consult the 2011-2012 Program of the MVFC, approved by the Executive Committee on July 8, 2010.