2009 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 2009 MVFC Conference and Annual Meeting was held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City–Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri on April 14-16, 2009. This event was hosted by the Missouri and Kansas Departments of Transportation.


Note: Only the sessions with archived presentations and/or audio are listed in the proceedings. For a complete listing of the schedule of the 2009 Conference and Annual Meeting, consult the agenda.

Archived presentations are served as Portable Document Format (PDF) files; recorded audio is served as MP3 files.

April 14, 2009

I-95 Freight Academy
Marygrace Parker, I-95 Coalition (Presentation | Audio)

MVFC Clearinghouse
Ravi Pavuluri, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

Multistate Performance Management
Ernie Wittwer, MVFC Faciliator (Presentation | Audio)

MVFC Truck Parking
Praveen Srivastava, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

Freight Bottlenecks
Andrew Obernesser, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Presentation)

April 15, 2009

Host State Comments
Ernie Perry, Freight Development Administrator, Missouri DOT (Presentation | Audio)
John Maddox, Freight and Rail Unit, Kansas DOT (Presentation | Audio)

Morning Keynote Address
Secretary Deb Miller, Kansas DOT (Audio)

Moving Freight in the Midwest Region and Beyond
Shellee Currier, WATCO Companies (Presentation | Audio)
Mac McMichael, Alliance Shippers (Presentation | Audio)
Skip Kalb, BNSF Railway (Presentation | Audio)
Questions and Answers (Audio)

Lunch Keynote Address
Paul Nowicki, Assistant Vice President–Government & Public Policy, BNSF Railway (Presentation | Audio)

Waterways: A Freight Resource for the Midwest
Paul Rhode, Waterways Council, Inc. (Presentation | Audio)
Bob Goodwin, Maritime Administration, USDOT (Presentation | Audio)

April 16, 2009

Federal Authorization Update
Leo Penne, AASHTO (Presentation | Audio)

Coalition for Transportation Productivity
John Runyan, International Paper (Presentation | Audio)

State Freight Planning Initiatives
Keith Bucklew, Indiana DOT (Presentation | Audio)
Dave Christianson, Minnesota DOT (Presentation | Audio)
John Maddox, Kansas DOT (Presentation | Audio)

Lunch Keynote Speaker
Chris Gutierrez, Kansas City Smartport, Inc. (Website | Audio)