MAFC Releases Report Looking at the Impact of Upper Mississippi River Lock and Dam Shutdowns on State Highway Infrastructure

October 31, 2017

The Mississippi River is a critical corridor for transportation of agricultural products and, in turn, is critical to the economies of the states that utilize the river to transport these trade goods. The report assesses the total impact of lock and dam closures along the Upper Mississippi River and then demonstrates how the cost the closures, or improvements designed to mitigate their impact on the highway side, compare with the cost of improving Upper Mississippi River control structures.

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Iowa Freight Plan is Now FAST Act Compliant

August 10, 2017

Iowa DOT is the fifth state in the nation to have their FAST Act compliant State Freight Plan accepted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Iowa DOT’s original, MAP-21 compliant plan was amended for FAST Act and submitted to the FHWA in June. It was reviewed and accepted as including all required elements effective […]

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MAFC Releases Truck Parking White Paper

March 16, 2017

A new white paper from the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) demonstrates strategies that can help meet the growing demand for truck parking.

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UW-Madison Freight Researchers Helping Guide State Marine Transportation

January 27, 2017

Wisconsin’s marine freight system is a tremendous asset for both a strong economy as well as a healthy environment in the state. And research conducted through the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is helping multiple organizations and agencies target priority projects as they create and implement plans for the state’s freight infrastructure and economic development.

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Perry Testifies in Support of Continued Funding for HAP

December 16, 2016

MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD, testified last week to members of the Assembly Transportation Committee for the State of Wisconsin in support of continued funding for the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP). In his statement, Perry emphasized a multiagency effort that has been taking place for over three years to to increase the freight and […]

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Minnesota’s Statewide Freight System Plan Released

November 29, 2016

The 2016 Statewide Freight System Plan was released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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