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 […]
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), including Kevin Schoeben from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council […]
A recent issue of Ohio Contractor Magazine featured an article on maritime transportation in Ohio and the work of the ODOT Office of Freight and Maritime Mobility and its director, Mark Locker. To read the entire article, go here (pages 18-23).
The Ohio Rail Development Commission is pleased to host the 2013 National Meeting of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT) in downtown Columbus, Ohio on September 22-25, 2013. SCORT is AASHTO’s standing committee charged with examining the various policy, regulatory, safety and service delivery issues concerning efficient and effective passenger and freight railroads. […]
Ohio recently unveiled a jobs and transportation plan to fund critical highway projects. The Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan would generate $1.5 billion in new funds for Ohio highways from bonds issued by the Ohio Turnpike Commission and backed by future toll revenues. Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated from matching local […]
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 […]
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.
The Journal of Commerce points out that the 2 percent increase in St. Lawrence Seaway traffic is due in part to increased cargos originating at ports in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio. The port of Green Bay, Wis., tallied a 26 percent year-over-year increase in tonnage, and Toledo is 4 percent ahead of last year in […]
Register now for the 2010 Ohio Conference on Freight, to be held September 14-15, 2010 in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Conference on Freight brings together professionals from all modes of transportation to focus on the movement of goods through Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Over 200 attendees from 14 states and provinces come to […]