Author: Mid-America Freight Coalition

Tour at the 2010 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting MAFC

Each year, the MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting includes a tour of a freight-related transportation facility.  We’re happy to announce that this year’s conference will include a tour of two facilities–the CSX Queensgate Yard and Tower A at Cincinnati Union Station.

Kansas Highways Rated #1


Readers Digest has rated Kansas highways #1 in the nation. For more information, checkout the video of the press conference or read the press release.

Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 Survey


Have an opinion about the future of rail in Wisconsin? Fill out the State Rail Plan 2030 Questionnaire. For more information about the Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030, go to

Winter 2010 Freight Notes

Freight Notes MAFC

The Winter 2010 edition of the MVFC Freight Notes are now available for download. In this issue, you’ll find: A feature about returning freight to the Missouri River Information about current Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition projects A report on the Future of Interstate Coalitions TRB panel Information about the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting A report on […]

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting MAFC

The 2010 Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition Conference and Annual Meeting will be held on April 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Registration is now open and you can also reserve a room in the Annual Meeting room block at the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati. Register by April 15, 2010.

2009 Conference and Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting MAFC

The MVFC 2009 Conference and Annual Meeting was held on April 14-16, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. Please visit our proceedings page in final agenda format with the associated presentations. Audio versions of the presentations are also available!

Traveler Information Clearinghouse

MAFC Research

As part of the Mississippi Valley Region’s Traveler Information Clearinghouse [link: MVFC06] project, a pilot system architecture has been developed that will be available to commercial vehicle operators and others in order to improve region-wide mobility and safety.

CFIRE Featured

CFIRE Research

CFIRE’s research on “Innovative Use of Spatial Data Assists in Solving Truck Parking Shortage” is featured in the January 2009 issue of the UTC Spotlight Newsletter.

Wittwer Named MVFC Facilitator


The Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC) has a new facilitator with years of experience in regional freight transportation research. As MVFC completes its third full year serving a 10-state Midwest region, former CFIRE director Ernie Wittwer believes that members must continue outreach and peer collaboration efforts to meet multimodal regional freight needs in the 21st […]

MVFC Work Plan

CFIRE Funding MAFC Research

We are pleased to tell you that at the July 8 meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conference Board of Directors in Kansas City, the board unanimously approved the extension of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC) for two years and theworkplan for the 2008-2010 cycle.  At that meeting, Dr. Teresa Adams presented updates on the current projects and activities […]