2008 Annual Meeting

Note: Prior to October 2010, the MAFC operated as the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC); this page continues to refer to the MVFC for historical purposes.

The 2008 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting was held at the Courtyard by Marriott on March 31–April 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event was hosted by the Indiana Department of Transportation.


Note: Only the sessions with archived presentations are listed in the proceedings. For a complete listing of the schedule of the 2008 Conference and Annual Meeting, consult the agenda.

Archived presentations are served as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

March 31, 2008

Welcome: Purpose and Process
Teresa Adams & Jason Bittner, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

Host State Presentation
Keith Bucklew, Indiana Department of Transportation (Presentation)

Coalition Updates

Logistics Short Course
Bruce Wang, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)
Freight Planning for Small and Local MPOs
Jessica Guo, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)
Expanded Truck Parking Facilities
Bruce Wang, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)
Bottlenecks and Alleviation Strategies
Jessica Guo, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)
Freight Traveler Information Clearinghouse
Todd Szymkowski, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

FHWA Updates
Robert Tally, Federal Highway Administration (Presentation)

April 1, 2008

Update on Related Regional Activities

Lake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance
Bob Frey, HNTB (Presentation)

North America’s Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO)
Frank Conde, NASCO (Presentation)

Intermodal Institute (University of Toledo)
Richard Martinko, University of Toledo (Presentation)

CREATE Program
Audrey Wennink, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (Presentation)

Reauthorization Initiatives and National Efforts

Critical Commerce Corridors
David Bauer, ARTBA (Presentation)
Leo Penne, AASHTO (Presentation)

State Updates


Lunch Keynote Address
Leslie Blakey, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (Presentation)

What the Commission Findings Mean for the Mississippi Valley
Ernie Wittwer, Wittwer Consulting (Presentation)

MVFC Business Meeting
Teresa Adams, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

April 2, 2008

The final day of the 2008 Conference and Annual Meeting was devoted to three half-day workshops:

  • Logistics for the Public Sector Mini-Course
  • Traveler Information Data Sharing Summit
  • Weigh in Motion (WIM) Data Sharing

No presentations are available for these workshops.

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