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Save the Date for the MAFC/ITTS Annual Meeting!

Save the Date! August 12-14, 2024. Linking the Chain Collaboration and Innovation in Freight Please join the Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies in Kansas City to discuss innovations in freight policy, planning and operations. The conference includes a roundtable session with national freight leadership, a discussion of alternate fuels […]

 
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Will “Polluter Pays” change how freight is moved?

Vermont has enacted a “polluter pays” legislative approach to emissions and climate change. Prompted by repeated flooding in Montpelier, the state passed legislation to charge oil companies for damages due to greenhouse gasses. According to the report, “Under the legislation, the Vermont state treasurer, in consultation with the Agency of Natural Resources, would provide a […]

 
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How much will it cost to go electric?

With the transition to electric passenger vehicles underway, there are still many unanswered questions regarding the environmental benefits and costs associated with the change.  Adding class 8 trucks to the transition amplifies many of the concerns.  Read about the estimated cost of creating the charging infrastructure for freight movement across U.S. freight corridors in this […]