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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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 […]

Truck Platooning – A Report from the MAASTO Working Group and MAFC

The purpose of this report is to provide an understanding of truck platooning and how this technology can be adopted across MAASTO freight corridors in a uniform manner. Coordinated regulations across state boundaries will better serve and meet the needs of the industry. The overall goal is to develop a Midwest Truck Platooning Regulatory Model that provides for harmonization of regulations governing truck platooning across the MAASTO region.

UW-Madison Freight Researchers Helping Guide State Marine Transportation

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.

J-Turn Intersections

MAFC researchers recently completed a short whitepaper entitled Benefits and Limitations of J-Turn Intersections. This report provides a review of the safety and operational dimensions, including benefits and limitations, of J-turn intersection designs. Special accommodations and limitations of J-turn intersections for trucks, buses, and oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles. Read the whitepaper.