Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) Phase 3

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking to lead a pooled fund that will do the following: (1) produce freight-related research results, (2) improve cross-state freight-related coordination and facility development, (3) increase awareness of the importance of freight transportation for the nation’s economy. Ultimately, the results of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) activities will support and develop the economic well-being of the industries, businesses, farms, and the people of the ten-state region by keeping their products flowing to markets safely, reliably, and efficiently. Participation in this pooled fund presents an opportunity for agencies to support research on freight and economic development issues specific to the needs of transportation agencies, advance regional freight-related coordination, and ultimately allow for the quick implementation of research and development efforts. Products of previous iterations of the MAFC pooled fund have included: high-quality research reports; recently-published reports from TPF-5(293) have included an examination of the impact of Upper Mississippi River lock and dam shutdowns on state highway infrastructure, and the development of a potential regional regulatory approach to truck platooning; annual freight conferences attended by representatives of the ten states; recent conferences have run concurrent with the Ohio Conference on Freight and the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) Annual Meeting; educational seminars and training sessions conducted for state transportation officers; support to MAASTO state Freight Advisory Committees; direct support to MAASTO Planning and Motor Carrier Committees. Using the MAFC as a foundation, partner agencies will be able to take advantage of a wide range of expertise in truck, rail, waterway, air, and multimodal freight planning, research, management, and operations to assess and answer their regional freight research needs.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $1480000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    Indiana Government Center North
    100 North Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204-2249

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Van Wagoner Building
    425 W. Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Blvd.
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
  • Managing Organizations:

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  United States  53707
  • Project Managers:

    Bromberg, Evelyn

  • Start Date: 20230828
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709900
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(396)
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2019 10:07PM