In his keynote address at the Ohio Planning Conference, Ernest Perry, PhD, discusses how Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) states are sharing best practices, working to align efforts, and provide regional and national leadership in collaborative freight development.
With the ice is melting, many of the MAFC states are preparing for the 2015 navigation season. Two recent meetings brought together public and private stakeholders with an interest in improving maritime freight on the Mississippi River system. Upper Mississippi River System Ports, Terminals, and Operators Workshop The Upper Mississippi River System Ports, Terminals, and […]
The Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Ohio Conference on Freight are combining forces in 2015 to host the 2015 Conference on Freight–Breaking Boundaries: Building a Future Together. For more information about this conference, visit ohiofreight.org.
The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is hosting the Minnesota Statewide Freight Summit/Symposium. This meeting will be held on December 5, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This event aims to foster executive-level thought leadership between government and industry to develop a freight action plan that supports an efficient and competitive freight […]
August 26-27, 2014 Macomb Community College Warren, Michigan The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is hosting the 2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference in August 2014. The program will start at Macomb Community College on Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM with our welcome and safety briefing. The morning will feature a plenary session focused on railroad […]
The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) held its Navigation Summit on July 9-10, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. MAFC program manager Ernie Perry facilitated this two-day event, which included one day of open sessions and a second day of closed sessions for state agencies. The first day included four speaker panels and the second day […]
As part of the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting and NAFTANEXT Conference, participants had the opportunity to tour some of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program’s project sites. MAFC researcher Maria Hart attended the tour, took photographs, and then added the photographs to a Chicago map using ArcGIS.
The presentations and other materials from the 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting are now available. Presentations Introduction and Welcome (Ernie Perry, MAFC) Expanding Freight on Our Waterways: Lessons Learned (Scott Davies, MARAD) Freight Market Development on the Great Lakes: Why? How? (Marc-André Roy, CPCS) Incorporating Waterways into Planning (Lynn Soporowski, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Planning for One Transportation System–Marine […]
The Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) will hold the the 2014 Freight in the Southeast conference on March 4-6 in Tampa, Florida. This annual meeting focuses on how freight operations and planning is reshaping the region’s transportation system. With discussion focused on regional freight corridors, the importance of foreign direct investment, and transportation’s […]
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting the 2014 MAASTO Conference in Indianapolis July 28-30, 2014. INDOT, on behalf of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials, invites you to submit abstracts for presentations to be considered for the 2014 meeting. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 15, 2013. For more information, consult […]