The movement of hazardous goods on rail and highways multiplies the potential consequences of any crash. Critical rail and highway corridors transect rural areas and crashes can result in impacts to low income or minority communities, natural resources, and the many smaller towns. Additionally in rural areas, emergency resources are less likely to be available, or […]
With continued truck parking shortages and increasing safety concerns for truck parking security, one company is looking at converting drive-in movie theaters to paid truck
Save the Date!! The MAFC 2023 Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the OKI Conference on Freight! We hope to see you there! SAVE THE DATE! 2023 OKI Conference on Freight September 5-7, 2023 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati Sign up HERE to receive email updates on the 2023 OKI Conference on Freight.
MAFC researchers recently completed a synthesis report of trucking parking management systems (TPMS) in the Midwest. This report provides a review of the research on truck parking as well as pilot projects developed and implemented to assess truck parking systems. Read the report.
The Iowa DOT has just unveiled its new freight planning website, which includes information about the Iowa Freight Advisory Council, freight projects and plans, maps, data and tools, freight links, a freight glossary and acronyms, and Iowa DOT freight contacts.
A draft of a whitepaper entitled Transportation Impacts of Frac Sand Mining in the MAFC Region: Chippewa County Case Study is now available for download. This case study outlines frac sand mining in the upper Midwest and considers the implications of this new industry on the transportation system in mining areas.
A hot topic at this year’s TRB Annual Meeting was the role of our transportation system in achieving the economic goals set forth by President Obama (doubling exports) and MAP-21 (economic competitiveness). While we live and breathe transportation on a daily basis, it is important to remember that transportation is only one part of the […]
Contributed by Alex Marach, CFIRE Research Intern $534 billion of goods entered US foreign-trade zones (FTZ) in 2010 (Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 2012). MAFC FTZs accounted for $98 billion or 18.4 percent of the total US value received by FTZs in 2010. FTZs receive inputs from both domestic and foreign sources, but use US labor to […]
As part of its Freight Mobility Action Agenda, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has established a repository of information about the Multimodal Freight Network in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Multimodal Freight Network is composed of highways, local roads, rail lines, ports and airports. The network identifies the role of the different transportation facilities in shipping freight […]