Category: News


PPP Act in Illinois

Funding News

The Illinois General Assembly has passed the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Transportation Act (HB 1091), an it’s now on its way to Gov. Quinn for signature. What is the PPP Act? The Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Transportation Act (House Bill 1091) promotes the sound development and operation of transportation facilities in Illinois, by authorizing public-private […]

EDC Newsletter


The Economic Development Council of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois recently published their latest newsletter, which includes information about economic development activities in central Illinois. For more information, visit the EDC website.

KDOT Secretary Miller on Cutting Costs and Speeding Project Delivery

Funding News

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller testified (on behalf of AASHTO) before the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcomittee on Highways and Transit and made recommendations for cutting costs and expediting project delivery on major infrastructure projects. Miller concluded her remarks by saying, “it is essential to find ways to deliver a better product, faster, […]

Fall 2010 Freight Notes

Freight Notes MAFC News

The Fall 2010 edition of Freight Notes is now available for download. This issue contains articles about the MAFC regional freight plan project, MAFC outreach materials, a student-created freight plan for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, and MAFC Facilitiator Ernie Wittwer’s take on transportation funding.

Making a Difference in the MAFC

Awards MAFC News

The National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ) recently announced a series of Making a Difference awards. These awards honor projects that exemplify highway quality, safety, and service. Once again, projects in MAFC states figure heavily in the list of award winners. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) took home three awards: The Michigan Department of […]

Award Winners in the MAFC

Awards MAFC News

During the 2010 AASHTO Annual Meeting, a number of state DOTs and officials were recognized for their contribution to the field of transportation. We’d like to extend our congratulations to all of the award winners–but especially to the three award winners from organizations in one of the ten MAFC states: Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award […]

We're now the Mid-America Freight Coalition


In the Summer of 2010, the AASHTO Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) changed its name to the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) to more accurately reflect the needs and concerns of its constituents. Today, the members of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC) Technical Committee voted to formally change the name of the coalition […]

Late Summer 2010 Freight Notes

Freight Notes Funding MAFC Maritime News

The (late) Summer 2010 edition of the MVFC Freight Notes is now available for download. This issue contains articles about the reauthorization of the MVFC, the America’s Marine Highways program, the addition of the M/V Mary Lynn to the freight capacity of the Missouri River, and MVFC Facilitator Ernie Wittwer’s take on the FREIGHT Act […]

America's Ten Best Transportation Projects


Three projects from MVFC states have been included in AASHTO’s top 10 finalists in the 2010 Transportation Awards competition. Under Budget/Large Project:┬áMissouri Department of Transportation The I-64 St. Louis Project involved limited funds, an expedited construction schedule, and a coordinated public outreach campaign to allay public concern and minimize the potential impact on motorists. In […]