Quadrennial Energy Review Public Stakeholder Meeting

On August 8, 2014 MAFC program manager Ernie Perry spoke on a panel at the US Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review Public Stakeholder Meeting, which included USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy, and John Holdren, Director of the President’s Office of Science and Technology […]

MAFC Best Practice Series: Innovation in Freight Performance Management

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 […]

2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference

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 […]

UMRBA Navigation Summit

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 […]

Webinar: Using FAF Data in Economic Analysis

June 26, 2014 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern This webinar will explore how practitioners in state departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies can use FAF data to support economic analysis, such as cost-benefit studies, freight investment scenarios, and other activities. The webinar will feature speakers from Cambridge Systematics and North Dakota State University. This […]

Webinar: Rail Provisions of the GROW AMERICA Act

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1pm Eastern FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo will host a webinar conference call with members of AASHOT’s SCORT Committee to discuss rail related provisions of the proposed GROW AMERICA Act. Participant Instructions The web conference is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on May 13, 2014. You may join […]

A Tour of CREATE

As part of the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting and NAFTANEXT Conference, participants had the opportunity to tour some of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program’s project sites. MAFC researcher Maria Hart attended the tour, took photographs, and then added the photographs to a Chicago map using ArcGIS.

Webinar: How the FAF Can Help You

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:00-2:15pm Eastern The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations is holding a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework. During this webinar, FHWA will offer practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies an overview of how the FAF can make a difference. FHWA will outline the […]

KCSM's Zozaya to Speak at NAFTANEXT

Dr. José Zozaya, President and Executive Representative of Kansas City Southern de Mexíco (KCSM), will speak at NAFTANEXT. Dr. Zozaya has served in this capacity since 2006 and has over 40 years of experience in law and government relations. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, contracts and helping multinational organizations develop their business […]

2014 Freight in the Southeast

The Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) will hold the the 2014 Freight in the Southeast conference on March 4-6 in Tampa, Florida. This annual meeting focuses on how freight operations and planning is reshaping the region’s transportation system. With discussion focused on regional freight corridors, the importance of foreign direct investment, and transportation’s […]