What do you mean when you say “port”?

March 19, 2014

On a recent trip to Gulfport Mississippi for the CFIRE-sponsored LTT Symposium, we had the opportunity to tour area port facilities. Our tour included both an airport at Biloxi, Mississippi and the Port of Gulfport. As we often think of ports–be they rail facilities, inland river ports, Great Lake ports or coastal ports–we tend to [...]

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WisDOT Economic Development and Freight Section Chief

February 24, 2014

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Madison, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking an Economic Development and Freight Section Chief.
This position directs the development of new state strategies to address the growing importance of transportation’s support of the state’s economy. This involves difficult negotiations with high level officials in other agencies, local and federal levels of [...]

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Next Generation Tank Cars for BNSF

February 23, 2014

BNSF Railway Co. has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to major rail-car manufacturers to submit bids for the construction of 5,000 “next-generation” tank cars that will be used to transport crude oil.
The tank cars are to be built to exceed the new stronger standards the rail industry voluntarily adopted in October 2011 for the [...]

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Lock and Dam 8 Site Visit

February 21, 2014

On February 11, 2014 MAFC Program Manager Ernie Perry and CFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams joined the ASCE NW branch for a site visit of Lock and Dam 8 at Genoa, Wisconsin. This lock is currently undergoing renovation and is completely dewatered, allowing attendees a unique opportunity to see the maintenance on the lock’s miter gates, [...]

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KCSM’s Zozaya to Speak at NAFTANEXT

February 14, 2014

Dr. José Zozaya, President and Executive Representative of Kansas City Southern de Mexíco (KCSM), will speak at NAFTANEXT. Dr. Zozaya has served in this capacity since 2006 and has over 40 years of experience in law and government relations. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, contracts and helping multinational organizations develop their business [...]

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MAFC Primary Freight Network Comments

February 7, 2014

The Mid-America Freight Coalition recently submitted a set of recommendations to the FHWA regarding the proposed designation of the Primary Freight Network (PFN).
View the MAFC PFN comments.

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