On the last day of the 2011 MAFC Annual Meeting, a small group of state, academic, and MPO representatives attended a workshop conducted by the MAFC communications staff. This workshop was designed to gather ideas about what sorts of communications materials and published products would most usefully communicate the results of the MAFC regional freight […]
Another element of the regional freight study is identifying major industries that will be the source of economic growth in the 21st century. These industries will be studied to better understand how transportation can be made a source of support for their growth. Participants in this breakout session at the 2011 MAFC Annual Meeting began […]
One element of the regional freight study is the creation of performance measures to better understand and direct the flow of freight through the region. In one of the break out sessions at the annual meeting, participants were asked to help develop those measures. The group began by considering a model for measurement that contained […]
The 2011 Mid-America Freight Coalition Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held April 26-28 in St. Louis, Missouri, starts in just a few days. We’ve put together a diverse line-up of presentations, panel discussions, and workshops on freight transportation in the MAFC region and beyond. A special note for state and MPO representatives. On April […]
The Winter 2011 edition of the MAFC Freight Notes is now available. This issue contains: The Far Reaching Effects of Panama Canal Expansion No Free Lunches MARAD Listening Sessions DOC Listening Sessions Michigan State Rail Plan This edition of Freight Notes is also available as a print-friendly PDF.
The 2011 Mid-America Freight Coalition Conference and Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 26-28, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Union Station. Mark these dates on your calendar and download the conference flyer for distribution to your colleagues.
The 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now complete. More than 80 attendees enjoyed a number of discussions about all the aspects of freight in the Mississippi Valley region and the nation as a whole. We’ll be posting a summary report of the conference activities and posting the presentations from the speakers and panelists […]
Day 3 of the 2010 MVFC Annual Meeting was devoted to a discussion about the future. MVFC Facilitator Ernie Wittwer conducted a discussion to help the conference attendees look toward the future of the coalition and to consider the issues important to the member states and to the region as a whole. The discussion was […]
The second day of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now in the books. In the morning, there were two panel discussions, one devoted to water transportation and other to rail transportation. The Water Transportation panel was moderated by Rich Cooper from the Ports of Indiana, who also gave a presentation on the […]
The first day of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now complete. We’ve had a successful day talking about different aspects of freight research, policy, and outreach. The day started with two parallel sessions devoted to MVFC research projects. Teresa Adams and Kaushik Bekkem talked about the I-90/94 Corridor Resilency project and Peter […]