Mid America Freight Coalition Pooled Fund Program

The industries and farms of the Mississippi Valley region can compete in the marketplace only if their products can move reliably, safely and at reasonable cost to market. Growing congestion threatens the sustainability of this freight movement. The people of the region are dependent upon farms and industries for their livelihoods and their economic quality of life depends on the flow of goods to our markets. The Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition was created to protect and support the economic wellbeing of the industries, farms and people of the region by keeping the products of those industries, farms and people flowing to markets reliably, safely, and efficiently. The objective of this project are as follows: (1) Share information between agencies that will improve the understanding of freight issues and the management of freight services and facilities. (2) Reach out to and share ideas with private sector shippers and carriers on approaches to making freight flow more smoothly through the region. (3) Gather, analyze and share information on the movement of freight throughout the region with sister agencies and with private sector interests. (4) Define a system of regionally significant freight highway, rail and water corridors and facilities and establish performance expectations for those facilities that will guide their management and operations. (5) Evaluate, implement and operate technologies and other roadway appurtenances from a regional perspective and in a manner that supports the reliable, efficient and safe movement of freight. (6) Evaluate, implement and enforce traffic and vehicle regulations that promote the reliable, efficient and safe movement of freight. (7) Identify corridors or bottlenecks that frustrate the movement of freight and then taking actions, individually or as a group, to improve those corridors or bottlenecks. (8) Define and support national transportation policies that will support and improve the movement of freight in the region.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1475000
  • Contract Numbers:

    TPF-5(156)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    501 High Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  United States  53707

    Ohio Department of Transportation

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

    Missouri Department of Transportation

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

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Michigan Department of Transportation

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

    Kansas Department of Transportation

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

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Indiana Department of Transportation

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

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764
  • Project Managers:

    Hanus, Lynn

  • Start Date: 20120314
  • Expected Completion Date: 20130930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41937

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560768
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(156)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2015 1:03AM