2018 Annual Meeting

2018 MAFC Annual Meeting Header

Held in Conjunction with
MAASTO 2018
August 27-29, 2018
Traverse City, MI

MAFC-Specific Agenda

In August, the MAFC technical representatives from the 10 member states met in Traverse City, Michigan for the 2018 MAFC Annual Meeting. This meeting was held in conjunction with the MAASTO 2018 meeting and the MAFC drove the content for a track of freight-related breakout sessions through both days of the conference.

MAFC-specific Agenda and Materials

Tuesday, August 28th

 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BREAKOUT – Trucking: Parking, Performance, and Supply Chain TechnologyModerator: Jesse Gwilliams, Michigan Department of Transportation

  • MAASTO TPIMS: Building A Successful Pathway to MultiState ITS Collaboration, Davonna Moore, Kansas Department of Transportation
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  • Blockchain Technology and Freight, Wendy Henry, Deloitte Consulting LLP
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  • The Meijer Supply Chain – Trucking and Warehousing Technology, Tom McCall, Vice President, Meijer Logistics
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 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT – Shortline Rail Impacts and Innovations in the MidwestModerator: Beth McCluskey, Illinois Department of Transportation

  • History of State Ownership of Rail Lines, Tim Hoeffner, Michigan Department of Transportation
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  • Shortline Rail Programs & Strategic Approaches, John Maddox, Kansas Department of Transportation
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  • Importance of Rail Operations to Local Communities and Unique Challenges, Jerry Vest, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services
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  • Transformative Project in Rural Community Requiring Rail, Karl Dehn, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Mid-America Freight Coalition Annual Working Session
 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Mid-America Freight Coalition Annual Meeting and Dinner at Black Star Farms

Wednesday, August 29th

 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BREAKOUT – Marine Freight PlanningModerator: DeAnna Smith, Illinois DOT

  • Great Lakes Navigation System Update, Cindy Jarema, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
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  • Ohio’s Maritime Freight Strategy, Scott Phinney, Ohio Department of Transportation
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  • Channeling Collaboration: The Illinois Marine Transportation System Initiative, Clayton Stambaugh, Illinois Department of Transportation
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  1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BREAKOUT – Freight Funding: Innovative PracticesModerator: Elisha DeFrain, Michigan Department of Transportation

  • Development of Freight Investment Plans and Use of National Highway Freight Program Funds, Sam Hiscocks, Iowa Department of Transportation Peninsula Room
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  • Illinois Competitive Freight Program, Michael Vanderhoof, Illinois Department of Transportation, James Durako, Illinois Department of Transportation
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  • Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program: Federal Grant Success, Beth McCluskey, Illinois Department of Transportation
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 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BREAKOUT – Freight Customer Service and SatisfactionModerator: Nicole George, Minnesota Department of Transportation

  • Manufacturers’ Perspectives on Minnesota’s Transportation System: Results from Greater Minnesota and Discussion of the Urban Freight Approach, Donna Koren, Minnesota Department of Transportation, John Tompkins, Minnesota Department of Transportation
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  • Engaging Our Workforce: Improving Customer Experience and Performance, Debbie Bradshaw, Missouri Department of Transportation
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  • St. Louis Port Outreach Efforts, Cheryl Ball, Missouri Department of Transportation
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Thanks to Michigan DOT and Elisha, Jesse and Larry for help in organizing this meeting!