Iowa State Freight Plan Draft Ready for Review

Mid-America Freight Coalition member, Iowa DOT, has completed their draft freight plan. It has been posted on their website and is available for download and comment. The plan is designed to connect and optimize numerous freight planning initiatives being conducted by the Iowa DOT. Additionally, it will guide Iowa DOT’s investment decisions for maintaining and […]

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 […]

New Illinois Freight Advisory Council

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced the establishment of the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in Illinois. IDOT’s goal is to enhance the public benefits of every mode, improve intermodal connections, and sustain the state’s position as the primary freight transportation hub […]

Wisconsin Economic Future Study

In June, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) released The Wisconsin Economic Future Study—Statewide and Regional Analysis, prepared by the MPI Group, Inc. The study is a follow-up to a similar analysis published in 2005, and highlights statewide and regional industries that drive economic growth. It also highlights industries closely related to these driver industries, […]

Mid-America Transportation Awards

The Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri DOTs have received top honors in this year’s Mid-America regional American Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition honors transportation projects in three categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Of the twelve transportation projects from seven […]

Draft Michigan Freight Plan Available for Review

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to release for public review and comment the draft Michigan Freight Plan, a new supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan that includes a list of projects designed to address freight mobility in Michigan. MDOT is seeking comments on the plan through Aug. 7 and has scheduled […]

LaHood names NFAC members

On May 30, outgoing USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood named the members of the National Freight Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is comprised of 47 voting members from outside the Department of Transportation.  The Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, as well as representatives from other Federal agencies with freight-related obligations will serve […]

Register Today for the Joint Annual Freight Meeting!

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’s 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, […]