The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan. This plan aims to: …engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri’s freight infrastructure. These discussions will prioritize how to use the scarce funds that exist, along with how […]
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, […]
The Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri DOTs have received top honors in this year’s Mid-America regional American Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by AASHTO, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition honors transportation projects in three categories: Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget, and Best Use of Innovation. Of the twelve transportation projects from seven […]
June 1, 2012 1pm Eastern I-70 Corridor Dedicated Truck Lanes The $3.75 million, two-phased study evaluated the feasibility of adding dedicated truck lanes through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The Study evaluate if Dedicated Truck Lanes address the congestion and safety problems and needs on the corridor and improve the regions’ economic competitiveness more than […]
March 20, 2012 Columbia, Missouri The 2012 MoDOT transportation research forum will be held on March 20, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. This forum includes research project presentations, achievement awards, a discussion of MoDOT research needs, and a tour of lab facilities at the University of Missouri-Columbia. This event is free of charge to all registered […]
After spending most of the Summer underwater, railroads near the Missouri river are returning to more normal service levels. But as the waters recede, Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway are lifting shipping embargoes and getting back to business as usual. The process is complicated and certainly not cheap — BNSF expects to spend more […]
Kansas City, Missouri August 2-5, 2011 The Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas Department of Transportation are excited to host the AASHTO/FHWA Freight Partnership IV meeting at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on August 2-5, 2011. Check out the schedule of events and visit the official website for more information and to register.
The 2011 Mid-America Freight Coalition Conference and Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 26-28, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Union Station. Mark these dates on your calendar and download the conference flyer for distribution to your colleagues.
The National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ) recently announced a series of Making a Difference awards. These awards honor projects that exemplify highway quality, safety, and service. Once again, projects in MAFC states figure heavily in the list of award winners. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) took home three awards: The Michigan Department of […]
During the 2010 AASHTO Annual Meeting, a number of state DOTs and officials were recognized for their contribution to the field of transportation. We’d like to extend our congratulations to all of the award winners–but especially to the three award winners from organizations in one of the ten MAFC states: Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award […]