Category: Outreach

Public Perception and Fuel Taxes

Highway News Outreach Research

As transportation professionals, do you feel we see the transportation system a bit differently than the average person? Check out this report by the Mineta Institute on public perceptions of federal transportation funding, and a host of other topics. Please see the link below for more.

Perry Testifies in Support of Continued Funding for HAP

MAFC Maritime Outreach Research

MAFC Program Administrator, Ernest Perry, PhD, testified last week to members of the Assembly Transportation Committee for the State of Wisconsin in support of continued funding for the Harbor Assistance Program (HAP). In his statement, Perry emphasized a multiagency effort that has been taking place for over three years to to increase the freight and […]

Now Available: MAFC Freight Innovations Iowa DOT Presentation

Events Outreach

As part of the Mid-America Freight Coalition’s Freight Planning Innovation webinar series, the planning group of the Iowa Department of Transportation presented their work in developing Iowa’s freight improvement prioritization process. The planning team discussed the use of their VCAP (Value, Condition, and Performance) matrix to rank freight projects. The presentation was attended by about […]

Perry to serve on M-35 Advisory Group

Maritime News Outreach

MAFC program manager Ernie Perry has been invited to serve on the Advisory Group for the  M-35 (Waterway of the Saints) Marine Highway. The Advisory Group consists of representatives from various stakeholder groups, including industry sectors, federal agencies, local governments, regional planning agencies, labor groups, academia, and environmental and flood control interests.  The representatives will serve in […]

MAFC Program Manager to Serve on Wisconsin FAC


CFIRE researcher Ernie Perry has been invited by Wisconsin DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb to serve as a representative on the newly formed Wisconsin Freight Advisory Committee (FAC). Perry also serves as the program manager of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC). Dr. Perry will serve a two-year term with approximately 30 other voting representatives from the industry, […]

Missouri State Freight Plan Open for Comment

News Outreach

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released the latest draft of the Missouri State Freight Plan and invited the public to provide input. Over the last several months the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been working with stakeholders across the state to identify opportunities and actions to improve Missouri’s freight transportation system. The […]

KYTC Seeks Feedback on 2014 State Rail Plan

News Outreach Research

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking public input on a draft version of the 2014 Statewide Rail Plan, which highlights current freight- and passenger-rail services, and plans for improving and expanding rail in the state. KYTC is accepting comments until Sept. 16. To read the plan and submit your comments, visit the Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan […]

MAFC Best Practice Series: Institutionalization of Freight

Events Outreach

The first episode in the MAFC Best Practice series focused on the Institutionalization of Freight. Cheryl Ball (Missouri DOT), Jack Kimmerling (Indiana DOT), Craig O’Riley (Iowa DOT), and John Tompkins (Minnesota DOT) discussed their efforts to develop freight champions, policies, and programs in their agencies. The materials from this webinar have been archived and are […]