Minnesota Statewide Freight Summit/Symposium

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 […]

Quadrennial Energy Review Public Stakeholder Meeting

On August 8, 2014 MAFC program manager Ernie Perry spoke on a panel at the US Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review Public Stakeholder Meeting, which included USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy, and John Holdren, Director of the President’s Office of Science and Technology […]

MAFC Best Practice Series: Innovation in Freight Performance Management

The second episode in the MAFC Best Practice Series–a joint webinar between the Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition on freight performance management best practices–is now available in archived form. Presentations Innovations in Statewide Freight Planning, A Comprehensive Approach (Keith Bucklew, CDM Smith) Crafting and Visualizing Performance Measures from the […]

2nd Annual Michigan Rail Conference

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 […]

UMRBA Navigation Summit

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 […]

Webinar: Using FAF Data in Economic Analysis

June 26, 2014 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern This webinar will explore how practitioners in state departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies can use FAF data to support economic analysis, such as cost-benefit studies, freight investment scenarios, and other activities. The webinar will feature speakers from Cambridge Systematics and North Dakota State University. This […]

Webinar: Rail Provisions of the GROW AMERICA Act

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1pm Eastern FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo will host a webinar conference call with members of AASHOT’s SCORT Committee to discuss rail related provisions of the proposed GROW AMERICA Act. Participant Instructions The web conference is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on May 13, 2014. You may join […]