MAFC Completes Survey Regarding Designation of Critical Rural and Critical Urban Freight Corridors

As directed by the FAST act, states and, in certain cases, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, are responsible for designating public roads as Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) and Critical Urban Freight Corridors (CUFCs). The MAFC has completed a survey of member states for this purpose and is working on a report based on the findings.

Rayman to Lead FHWA Freight Management and Operations

Caitlin Hughes Rayman–currently the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and Freight–has been selected to be the Director of the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations. Rayman will replace former Director of the Office of Freight Management and Operations Tony Furst, who now serves as FHWA’s Associate Administrator for Safety. For more […]

FHWA RFA for Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Project Grants

The FHWA Office Office of Freight Management and Operations has released a RFA for Off Hours Freight Delivery Pilot Project Grants. FHWA will award up to $450,000 in research grants to explore the benefits of delivering goods during “off hours” in small- and medium-sized urban areas with growing congestion problems. Working with the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

NHI Advanced Freight Planning Course

Tuesday, April 24 & Wednesday, April 25, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., both days Cleveland, OH 44114-3204 The National Highway Institute’s Advanced Freight Planning (FHWA-NHI-139003) course is being offered on April 24th & 25th in Cleveland, Ohio at the offices of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), themetropolitan planning organization in Northeast Ohio.

Freight Performance Measures Report Updated

The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations, in conjunction with the American Transportation Research Institute, recently released an updated version of the Freight Performance Measures (FPM) report on congestion monitoring of freight-significant highway locations. This report shows that congestion increased at 61 percent of the 100 freight significant locations from 2009 to 2010. The […]