Michigan, Iowa and Ohio Receive accolades from ATRI for their High-Ranking Freight Plans

Three MAFC member states’ freight plans scored among the best in a recently release report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), “Identifying State Freight Plan Best Practices.” Freight plans from Iowa, Michigan and Ohio were among a dozen freight plans selected by ATRI as exemplary in terms of planning, assessment, and implementation practices. The goal […]

Mid-America Transportation Awards

The Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri DOTs have received top honors in this year’s Mid-America regional American Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition honors transportation projects in three categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Of the twelve transportation projects from seven […]

Draft Michigan Freight Plan Available for Review

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to release for public review and comment the draft Michigan Freight Plan, a new supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan that includes a list of projects designed to address freight mobility in Michigan. MDOT is seeking comments on the plan through Aug. 7 and has scheduled […]

Michigan Rail Conference

The Michigan Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Michigan Technological University and the National University Rail Center (NURail) will host the first Michigan Rail Conference to discuss the latest developments in passenger and freight rail today and in the future. This conference will take place at the Lansing Community College, West Campus Conference Center […]

President's awards to go several MAFC states

Four MAFC states have been selected for national awards from AASHTO. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan each garnered a President’s Transportation Award. The annual President’s Transportation Awards recognize individuals, programs, or teams for improving environmental conditions, utilizing technology, implementing excellent executive management skills, increasing efficiencies, and making effective use of taxpayer dollars. Kansas (Aviation) – […]

Detroit International River Crossing to Proceed

On June 15, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced that that the United States and Canada have reached an agreement that will allow the Detroit International River Crossing project to proceed. Prime Minister Harper described the Agreement as follows: “Our Government is taking the measures necessary to facilitate trade and […]

MDOT Publishes Rail Plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has published a state rail plan designed to guide freight and passenger rail development for the next 20 years. This plan aims support a rail system that provides “enhanced mobility for travelers and the efficient movement of goods, while supporting economic development and environmental sustainability.” For more information, visit […]

Ten Best Transportation Projects

AASHTO, AAA, and the US Chamber of Commerce recently released the list of the finalists for the ten best American transportation projects. Among the MAFC states, Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan made it into the final round. Kansas — K-23 Practical Improvement project: Time and taxpayer money were saved when the Kansas Department of Transportation used […]

Michigan State Rail Plan

This article was contributed by Larry Karnes, Michigan DOT With hundreds of public comments and notes from dozens of stakeholder outreach meetings in hand, the Michigan Rail Plan team is rounding the bend toward completing MDOT’s first major rail plan in decades. The lead consultant, HNTB Michigan, Inc. is on-track to deliver the draft document […]

Making a Difference in the MAFC

The National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ) recently announced a series of Making a Difference awards. These awards honor projects that exemplify highway quality, safety, and service. Once again, projects in MAFC states figure heavily in the list of award winners. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) took home three awards: The Michigan Department of […]