Now Available: MAFC Freight Innovations Iowa DOT Presentation

As part of the Mid-America Freight Coalition’s Freight Planning Innovation webinar series, the planning group of the Iowa Department of Transportation presented their work in developing Iowa’s freight improvement prioritization process. The planning team discussed the use of their VCAP (Value, Condition, and Performance) matrix to rank freight projects. The presentation was attended by about […]

Perry to serve on M-35 Advisory Group

MAFC program manager Ernie Perry has been invited to serve on the Advisory Group for the  M-35 (Waterway of the Saints) Marine Highway. The Advisory Group consists of representatives from various stakeholder groups, including industry sectors, federal agencies, local governments, regional planning agencies, labor groups, academia, and environmental and flood control interests.  The representatives will serve in […]

MAFC Program Manager to Serve on Wisconsin FAC

CFIRE researcher Ernie Perry has been invited by Wisconsin DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb to serve as a representative on the newly formed Wisconsin Freight Advisory Committee (FAC). Perry also serves as the program manager of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC). Dr. Perry will serve a two-year term with approximately 30 other voting representatives from the industry, […]

Missouri State Freight Plan Open for Comment

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released the latest draft of the Missouri State Freight Plan and invited the public to provide input. Over the last several months the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been working with stakeholders across the state to identify opportunities and actions to improve Missouri’s freight transportation system. The […]

CFIRE Benefit-Cost Analysis Guide

CFIRE researchers recently published a guide entitled Using Benefit-Cost Analysis for Evaluating Discretionary Transportation Infrastructure Investment. This guide uses Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant requirements to as an example of using BCA as a project selection tool. TIGER as a program relies on benefit-cost analysis (BCA) as a selection criteria for grant recipients. Managers and analysts alike can use BCA guidance […]

MAFC to Partner with ITTS

The Mid-America Freight Coalition is entering into a collaborative partnership with the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS). This interregional partnership encompasses more than half of the United States and includes nearly every core industry—agriculture, automotive, manufacturing, mining, commodities, logistics, shipping, and warehousing. Representatives from the MAFC and ITTS will work together to further […]