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 Slides
Blockchain Technology and Freight, Wendy Henry, Deloitte Consulting LLP Slides
The Meijer Supply Chain – Trucking and Warehousing Technology, Tom McCall, Vice President, Meijer Logistics Slides
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 Slides
Shortline Rail Programs & Strategic Approaches, John Maddox, Kansas Department of Transportation Slides
Importance of Rail Operations to Local Communities and Unique Challenges, Jerry Vest, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Slides
Transformative Project in Rural Community Requiring Rail, Karl Dehn, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Slides
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
Great Lakes Navigation System Update, Cindy Jarema, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District Slides
Ohio’s Maritime Freight Strategy, Scott Phinney, Ohio Department of Transportation Slides
Channeling Collaboration: The Illinois Marine Transportation System Initiative, Clayton Stambaugh, Illinois Department of Transportation Slides
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 Slides
Illinois Competitive Freight Program, Michael Vanderhoof, Illinois Department of Transportation, James Durako, Illinois Department of Transportation Slides
Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program: Federal Grant Success, Beth McCluskey, Illinois Department of Transportation Slides
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 Slides
Engaging Our Workforce: Improving Customer Experience and Performance, Debbie Bradshaw, Missouri Department of Transportation Slides
St. Louis Port Outreach Efforts, Cheryl Ball, Missouri Department of Transportation Slides
Thanks to Michigan DOT and Elisha, Jesse and Larry for help in organizing this meeting!