Minnesota DOT State Wide Freight Plan Reviewed

MAFC member, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has received confirmation from the FHWA on their updated Statewide Freight System Plan dated November, 2017. This plan aligns with Minnesota GO and the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan, which establish Minnesota’s overall vision for transportation. In addition, the plan meets the freight planning requirements of the federal Moving Ahead for […]

MnDOT Future Freight Scenario Planning Workshop

On June 13, the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted the Future Freight Scenario planning workshop, sponsored by the MnDOT Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations (OFCVO). More than 60 attendees from both private industry and the public sector discussed strategies to better prepare, adapt, and respond to a range of potential futures. Small groups […]

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 […]

MnDOT Future Freight Scenario Planning Workshop

Thursday, June 13 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. McNamara Alumni Center University of Minnesota 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55413 As part of an effort to update the Minnesota statewide freight plan in 2013, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is hosting a future freight scenario planning workshop to gather input from freight stakeholders. […]

New MnDOT Chief Confirmed

The Mid-America Freight Coalition welcomes Charlie Zelle, who was recently confirmed by Minnesota State Senate as the new Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). For more about Commissioner Zelle, checkout the recent article in the Star Tribune.

Zelle appointed MnDOT Commissioner

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Charlie Zelle to be the new MnDOT Commissioner, effective January 15, 2013. Zelle is president and CEO of Jefferson Lines, which provides travel services in 13 Midwestern states. His family founded the company in 1919. It serves more that 60 Minnesota cities and specializes in connecting rural areas to destinations […]

16th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium

The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is holding the 16th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: The New American Energy Revolution on Friday, December 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. About the Event Energy sources, supplies, and needs are changing our world at breakneck speed. In the Upper Midwest, for instance, fracking, ethanol, […]