Category: MAFC

Spring/Summer 2010 Freight Notes

Freight Notes MAFC News

The Spring/Summer 2010 edition of the MVFC Freight Notes is now available for download. In this issue, you’ll find a roundup of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting and Ernie Wittwer’s comments on the current state of national discourse on transportation funding.

The Next Step Forward for the I-39/90 Expansion


At a press conference today, Wisconsin DOT Secretary Frank Busalacchi and Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan announced the completion of the environmental impact statement required for a project to widen I-39/90 to six lanes from Beloit to Madison. Now that the environmental impact statement is complete, the State can apply for federal funds to complete the […]


CFIRE Funding MAFC News

The US DOT is holding an online seminar to assist TIGER II grant applicants. The U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) is sponsoring an educational seminar pertaining to the TIGER II Discretionary Grant program.  Entitled “Lessons on How to Compete For a DOT Discretionary Grant,” the seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 18, and will […]

Recommendations for Reauthorization

Funding MAFC Maritime Performance Measures Rail Research

As part of the Recommendations for Reauthorization project (MVFC 09), we’ve produced a series of one-page, topic-based documents that encapsulate the MVFC’s positions regarding the next federal surface transportation bill. Funding Freight Programs Institutional Issues for Freight Rail Transportation Maritime Transportation Freight Performance Measures Truck Size and Weight These documents were distributed to attendees at […]

TIGER Grant Selection Process

Funding MAFC News

The US Department of Transportation has published a short process summary of the TIGER Grant Selection Process. This document includes brief descriptions of the technical evaluation process and the review and selection process for the first round of TIGER Grants, awarded in February 2010.

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting Now Complete

Annual Meeting MAFC

The 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now complete.  More than 80 attendees enjoyed a number of discussions about all the aspects of freight in the Mississippi Valley region and the nation as a whole. We’ll be posting a summary report of the conference activities and posting the presentations from the speakers and panelists […]

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting: Day 3

Annual Meeting MAFC

Day 3 of the 2010 MVFC Annual Meeting was devoted to a discussion about the future. MVFC Facilitator Ernie Wittwer conducted a discussion to help the conference attendees look toward the future of the coalition and to consider the issues important to the member states and to the region as a whole. The discussion was […]

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting: Day 2

Annual Meeting MAFC

The second day of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now in the books. In the morning, there were two panel discussions, one devoted to water transportation and other to rail transportation. The Water Transportation panel was moderated by Rich Cooper from the Ports of Indiana, who also gave a presentation on the […]

2010 Conference and Annual Meeting: Day 1

Annual Meeting MAFC

The first day of the 2010 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting is now complete. We’ve had a successful day talking about different aspects of freight research, policy, and outreach. The day started with two parallel sessions devoted to MVFC research projects. Teresa Adams and Kaushik Bekkem talked about the I-90/94 Corridor Resilency project and Peter […]

USDOT Benefit/Cost Workshop

MAFC Workshops

The US Department of Transportation will sponsor an introductory workshop that provides an introduction to benefit/cost analysis for transportation infrastructure. Download the flyer and the draft agenda for this workshop. Benefit/cost analysis is becoming increasingly important in the evaluation of transportation projects funded by federal transportation programs.