One element of the regional freight study is the creation of performance measures to better understand and direct the flow of freight through the region. In one of the break out sessions at the annual meeting, participants were asked to help develop those measures. The group began by considering a model for measurement that contained […]
Since it opened in 1914, the Panama Canal has been a vital part of international trade. However, the growth of worldwide shipping over the course of the last century has increasingly strained the Canal’s capacity, causing the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to estimate in 2006 that the Canal would reach its current operating capacity before […]
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 […]
We’ve posted the Final Report for CFIRE project 03-23: Freight Corridor Performance in the Mississippi Valley Region. This project used ATRI geospatial data to evaluate the resiliency of the I-90/94 corridor in Wisconsin during two severe weather events in 2008.
As part of the Mississippi Valley Region’s Traveler Information Clearinghouse [link: MVFC06] project, a pilot system architecture has been developed that will be available to commercial vehicle operators and others in order to improve region-wide mobility and safety.
CFIRE’s research on “Innovative Use of Spatial Data Assists in Solving Truck Parking Shortage” is featured in the January 2009 issue of the UTC Spotlight Newsletter.
We are pleased to tell you that at the July 8 meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conference Board of Directors in Kansas City, the board unanimously approved the extension of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC) for two years and theworkplan for the 2008-2010 cycle. At that meeting, Dr. Teresa Adams presented updates on the current projects and activities […]