2022 MAFC Conference and Annual Meeting

MAFC Sessions during the MAASTO Meeting.  July 26, 27. 2022. Des Moines IA.

Tuesday 10:30 am Session at CCCC Level 3 – Room 319/320

The MAFC annual meeting was held in conjunction with the MAASTO summer meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, July 25 -July 28. This is the first time in 3 years the group has met in person. The group attended the MAASTO general events and Tuesday’s MAASTO freight session, followed by a tour of a new freight transload facility, a group dinner, and peer to peer discussions.  Wednesday freight sessions focused on advancing collaboration, freight resiliency, and an MAFC working session.  All 10 MAASTO states were represented during the sessions. 

Presentations are located within  the meeting agenda below.

The full MAASTO event agenda can be found here – http://www.maasto.net

MAFC Agenda

  • MnDOT Twin Ports Interchange and Blatnik Bridge Project Summaries, Duane Hill, Minnesota DOT.
  • Iowa’s Shortline Railroads – Changing Demands Equals Innovative Solutions, Amanda Martin, Iowa DOT, and TBD, CRANDIC Railroad.
  • Taking Action on Truck Parking, Jeremy Edgeworth, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Link to presentation

Tuesday 2:15 pm Load Bus at Hilton entrance for transload tour.

Tuesday 4:00 pm Arrive at Iowa Tap Room for peer to peer and dinner.

Tuesday 7:00 pm Bus back to Hilton.

Wednesday 8:30-10:00 am Session at Hilton Hotel, Level 2, Element Room.

Multistate Collaboration – What can it look like?

Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition, and Iowa FAC member.

Presentation link

Wednesday 10:30-12:00 pm Session at Hilton Hotel, Level 2, Element Room.

MAFC Breakout Session.  Resiliency panel and Resiliency Working session.

Jolanda Prozzi, TTI, – Framework for Assessing Resiliency of Freight Transportation Infrastructure.

Presentation link

Ernie Perry, MAFC, – Disruptions to Inland Waterways and the Implications of Lock Failures.

Presentation link

Scott Schurman, KYTC, Ben Blandford, Kentucky Transportation Center. UK. – Addressing Extreme Weather, Natural Hazards, and Transportation Resiliency in Kentucky.

Presentation link

Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm Session at Hilton Hotel, Level 2, Element Room.

MAFC Working Session. Freight resiliency, electrification, research needs and peer discussions.

Contact: Ernie Perry, 608-949-4280, ebperry@wisc.edu

Thanks to our host and sponsors: Iowa DOT, MAASTO, and Keith Bucklew with HDR.