Author: Mid-America Freight Coalition

America's Ten Best Transportation Projects


Three projects from MVFC states have been included in AASHTO’s top 10 finalists in the 2010 Transportation Awards competition. Under Budget/Large Project: Missouri Department of Transportation The I-64 St. Louis Project involved limited funds, an expedited construction schedule, and a coordinated public outreach campaign to allay public concern and minimize the potential impact on motorists. In […]

Ohio Conference on Freight

Conferences Events MAFC

Register now for the 2010 Ohio Conference on Freight, to be held September 14-15, 2010 in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Conference on Freight brings together professionals from all modes of transportation to focus on the movement of goods through Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Over 200 attendees from 14 states and provinces come to […]

MVFC Authorization Renewed

CFIRE Funding MAFC News

At the recent meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conference of AASHTO, the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition authorized the Coalition for an additional two years, through 2012. The Executive Committee used the result of the MVFC Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting, as the basis […]

US Freight Railroad Industry Snapshot


The Association of American Railroads has published an interactive snapshot of the US railroads, with state-by-state views. Here is state-specific information for the ten states of the MVFC. Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Michigan Minnesota Missouri Ohio Wisconsin

Spring/Summer 2010 Freight Notes

Freight Notes MAFC News

The Spring/Summer 2010 edition of the MVFC Freight Notes is now available for download. In this issue, you’ll find a roundup of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting and Ernie Wittwer’s comments on the current state of national discourse on transportation funding.

The Next Step Forward for the I-39/90 Expansion


At a press conference today, Wisconsin DOT Secretary Frank Busalacchi and Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan announced the completion of the environmental impact statement required for a project to widen I-39/90 to six lanes from Beloit to Madison. Now that the environmental impact statement is complete, the State can apply for federal funds to complete the […]


CFIRE Funding MAFC News

The US DOT is holding an online seminar to assist TIGER II grant applicants. The U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) is sponsoring an educational seminar pertaining to the TIGER II Discretionary Grant program.  Entitled “Lessons on How to Compete For a DOT Discretionary Grant,” the seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 18, and will […]

Recommendations for Reauthorization

Funding MAFC Maritime Performance Measures Rail Research

As part of the Recommendations for Reauthorization project (MVFC 09), we’ve produced a series of one-page, topic-based documents that encapsulate the MVFC’s positions regarding the next federal surface transportation bill. Funding Freight Programs Institutional Issues for Freight Rail Transportation Maritime Transportation Freight Performance Measures Truck Size and Weight These documents were distributed to attendees at […]

TIGER Grant Selection Process

Funding MAFC News

The US Department of Transportation has published a short process summary of the TIGER Grant Selection Process. This document includes brief descriptions of the technical evaluation process and the review and selection process for the first round of TIGER Grants, awarded in February 2010.

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting Now Complete

Annual Meeting MAFC

The 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now complete.  More than 80 attendees enjoyed a number of discussions about all the aspects of freight in the Mississippi Valley region and the nation as a whole. We’ll be posting a summary report of the conference activities and posting the presentations from the speakers and panelists […]