Electric Freight

See the article below on experiences with electric trucks and follow the metrics on electric trucks operating today. More than a dozen electric trucks will be measured over three weeks along their usual delivery routes to tally the amount of carbon they emit. This is part of a Run on Less program aimed at measuring […]

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Highway System Resiliency, HDOT Approach Worth Checking Out

Hawaii’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) progressive plan for a more resilient highway system has a lot to offer those considering an approach to climatic adaptation and mitigating natural hazard disasters. Considering the MAASTO region’s frequent work to mitigate natural hazard disasters, taking a look at Hawaii’s approach provides insights to asset and hazard identification, and […]

Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Accommodation in Work Zones

The University of Wisconsin at Madison under the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant Program developed the Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Accommodation in Work Zones document as part of their Work Zone Design Series training. It provides information on how to consider accommodating and mitigating oversize and overweight vehicles in work zones. The Work Zone Designer Series: Oversize/Overweight […]

Insuring an $8 trillion industry?

Regarding progression towards autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, the question of who is driving and who is responsible in the case of a crash has so far been deftly sidestepped. Read “Placing Blame: Liability Questions Loom Over Autonomous Vehicles” on the Govtech.com website for a discussion about how insurance and liability will need to be addressed […]

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Will MAASTO states ag. products remain competitive in the global market?

The condition of United States multimodal facilities on local, state, and national levels is critical to regional economies including MAASTO states agricultural products which compete in the global market. Sales of U.S. agricultural products have remained competitive on a global scale due to historic advantages in transportation costs and efficiency. While transportation funding in the […]

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New Freight Benchmark Shows Value and Weight of Goods Moved on America’s Transportation Network Rose Over a Five-Year Period

The FAF version 5 (FAF5) public release notice was published on Friday, February 26, 2021. A full FAF data update occurs every five years in conjunction with the economic census. This release of FAF5 base year data is based on the recent 2017 commodity flow survey of shippers in the U.S. and provides information about […]

Interstate 70 Rocheport bridge over the Missouri River.

Rocheport Bridge – “the lynchpin of America” – will be replaced.

The current 1960s era bridge is an example of critical infrastructure that connects a majority of the U.S. (Source: https://www.modot.org/RocheportBridge.) With nearly 3.6 million trucks crossing the Missouri River at Rocheport each year, the bridge is critical to the national economy and nationwide movement of goods. MoDOT expects to begin construction on a new I-70 […]

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MAASTO: States collaborate on CAV technology, future of transportation

“Midwest states continue to work together to ensure residents, businesses and agencies are positioned to take advantage of connected and automated vehicle technology. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Omer Osman and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher discuss the future of transportation…” Multistate collaboration will be […]