Tag: Iowa

Michigan, Iowa and Ohio Receive accolades from ATRI for their High-Ranking Freight Plans

MAFC News Research

Three MAFC member states’ freight plans scored among the best in a recently release report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), “Identifying State Freight Plan Best Practices.” Freight plans from Iowa, Michigan and Ohio were among a dozen freight plans selected by ATRI as exemplary in terms of planning, assessment, and implementation practices. The goal […]

Iowa and Kentucky Unveil State Freight Plans


Two Mid-America Freight Coalition member states have completed their freight plans and are working to finalize them in July. The Iowa DOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have draft plans available on their websites. Kentucky The 2016 Kentucky Statewide Freight Plan and Executive Summary is available for review and comment through the end of June. […]

Iowa State Freight Plan Draft Ready for Review


Mid-America Freight Coalition member, Iowa DOT, has completed their draft freight plan. It has been posted on their website and is available for download and comment. The plan is designed to connect and optimize numerous freight planning initiatives being conducted by the Iowa DOT. Additionally, it will guide Iowa DOT’s investment decisions for maintaining and […]

M-29 Marine Highway Connector


The US Department of Transportation designated two new Marine Highways, one of which is in the MAFC region: M-29 Marine Highway Connector. The upper Missouri River is designated as the “M-29 Marine Highway Connector,” and is sponsored by the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri. It connects the upper Missouri River between Kansas City, Missouri, […]

Iowa DOT Dam Modernization Brochure

Funding Maritime

The Iowa DOT recently released a brochure that strongly advocates for increased investment in the infrastructure of the US inland waterway system. For more information, you can download the complete brochure.

New Iowa DOT Freight Planning Website

Regional Freight Plan

The Iowa DOT has just unveiled its new freight planning website, which includes information about the Iowa Freight Advisory Council, freight projects and plans, maps, data and tools, freight links, a freight glossary and acronyms, and Iowa DOT freight contacts.

Iowa Freight Advisory Council Established


The Iowa DOT has recently led the creation of a Freight Advisory Council (FAC) to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to better understand the complexities associated with freight movements. The Iowa DOT will use this information to more effectively guide public investment in the transportation infrastructure. The Iowa FAC seeks to […]

Cast your vote!


Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award for America’s top transportation project.  Three of the eligible projects are in MVFC states.

America's Ten Best Transportation Projects


Three projects from MVFC states have been included in AASHTO’s top 10 finalists in the 2010 Transportation Awards competition. Under Budget/Large Project: Missouri Department of Transportation The I-64 St. Louis Project involved limited funds, an expedited construction schedule, and a coordinated public outreach campaign to allay public concern and minimize the potential impact on motorists. In […]