2014 MAFC Annual Meeting & NAFTNEXT Summit

The 2014 MAFC Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the NAFTANEXT Summit on April 22-25, 2014 at the historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The MAFC is partnering with CAGTC and NAFTANEXT to expand its meeting to address the growing focus on energy and its importance to freight transportation. This conference will include […]

Call for Abstracts: 2014 MAASTO Conference

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 […]

National Maritime Strategy Symposium Announced

US Department of Transportation Washington, DC January 14-16, 2014 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites the public and other Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in a discussion intended to develop a robust national maritime strategy. The purpose of this public meeting is to gather ideas for improving the Nation’s cargo opportunities and sealift capacity while […]

Course: Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Frankfort Kentucky October 1, 2013 Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning is a one-day workshop intended to provide techniques and strategies to help practitioners establish and strengthen relationships with the private sector. It is designed for practitioners addressing freight issues at metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), State departments of transportation, local governments, […]

Kansas Transportation Summit

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will lead a transportation summit on the future of transportation in Kansas. This summit, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, will be held on September 5 at Emporia State University. Officials describe the summit as an opportunity for business, community and government leaders to help […]

MnDOT Future Freight Scenario Planning Workshop

On June 13, the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted the Future Freight Scenario planning workshop, sponsored by the MnDOT Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations (OFCVO). More than 60 attendees from both private industry and the public sector discussed strategies to better prepare, adapt, and respond to a range of potential futures. Small groups […]

Michigan Rail Conference

The Michigan Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Michigan Technological University and the National University Rail Center (NURail) will host the first Michigan Rail Conference to discuss the latest developments in passenger and freight rail today and in the future. This conference will take place at the Lansing Community College, West Campus Conference Center […]

2013 SCORT National Meeting

The Ohio Rail Development Commission is pleased to host the 2013 National Meeting of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) in downtown Columbus, Ohio on September 22-25, 2013. SCORT is AASHTO’s standing committee charged with examining the various policy, regulatory, safety and service delivery issues concerning efficient and effective passenger and freight railroads. […]

NFAC Holds First Meeting

The recently created National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) held its first meeting on June 25. Illinois DOT Secretary Anne Schneider chairs the NFAC, which will provide recommendations to the USDOT for improving the movement of freight in the United States.