PPPs for the Upper Mississippi?

Funding Maritime

With the Upper Mississippi River Infrastructure far past its intended life span, should the private sector invest?   https://www.wwno.org/coastal-desk/2023-05-18/mississippi-river-shipping-infrastructure-is-aging-who-should-pay-for-the-repairs

Fall River Woes


Low water levels on the Mississippi River are slowing barge movements. To add to the frustration of the delays, there is an industry wide work force shortage, and the tow’s cost of operation continue and multiple with the delays.  Read the article at: https://www.farmprogress.com/harvest/its-disastrous-barge-captain-explains-transportation-woes-shallow-mississippi

Kansas Creates Multimodal Transportation and Innovation Division


Kansas DOT is responding to changes in travel and freight movement to ensure their agency supports the existing and expected changes in transportation, communications, and IT technologies. Secretary Lorenz of Kansas DOT recently announced they are establishing the Multimodal Transportation and Innovation Division at KDOT. She added, this division, led by Cory Davis, will contain the Bureau of […]

Can Home Delivery Help Pay the Bills?


With the continued tension between infrastructure needs and available funding, Colorado’s Senate Bill 260 looks to a least partially remedy the situation through a unique tax that captures the infrastructure use by home delivery, courier and driver services.  For example, each Amazon or UPS delivery will cost an additional 27 cents.  For services like Uber […]

MAFC Annual Meeting Update

Annual Meeting Events News

Join MAFC in Des Moines, Iowa, at the MAASTO Annual meeting to talk freight! Session topics include freight vehicle electrification, freight corridor resiliency, soy and ag transport, FACs, and a MAFC working session.  After 3-years of virtual meetings, the group is looking forward to meeting face to face and we hope you will join us in De […]