Category: Events

Course: Engaging the Private Sector in Freight Planning

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean?

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The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on April 10, 2013 entitled Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean for American Freight and Infrastructure? The hearing explored how the Panama Canal expansion will change the movement of freight into and throughout the United States, and considered what public and […]

MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Freight Conference Highlights

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In Mid-March, the Mid-America Freight Coalition, the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet combined forces to co-host the MAFC/ITTS/KYC Joint Freight Annual Freight Meeting. The cast of attendees included 20 state departments of transportation along with their planning and development partners, federal and state agencies, and freight and industry representatives. […]

Register Today for the Joint Annual Freight Meeting!

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Registration and hotel reservations for the 2013 MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Annual Freight Meeting are now open. Note: If you are one of your state‚Äôs designed MAFC representatives for this meeting, do not register or reserve a room using the above links. Contact Lisa Beneker ( for registration and travel arrangements. For more information about this conference, […]

Happy Holidays from the MAFC


We’d like to wish you Happy Holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year in 2013. Perhaps we’ll see you at: Wisconsin Transportation Reception at the TRB Annual Meeting 2013 MAFC/ITTS/KYTC Joint Annual Freight Meeting Summit on the Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials Student Freight Symposium Freight Workforce Summit –The staff of the MAFC.