Mid-America Freight Coalition-II

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking to lead a pooled fund that will produce freight research results, state freight development and multi-state coordination, and increase awareness of the importance of freight transportation. 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 region by keeping their products flowing to markets reliably, safely, and efficiently. Products of the first generation of the MAFC include five freight transportation conferences with educational workshops and freight innovation components, the development of a regional freight policy response for two transportation authorization cycles, and completed projects in the areas of freight planning, truck parking, freight bottlenecks, commodity profiles, and freight performance measures. The MAFC's current efforts are focused on completing a regional freight study, and analyzing and responding to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Centurty Act (MAP-21) freight initiatives while supporting the states in their response and adoption of MAP-21 components. Participation in this pooled fund presents an opportunity for agencies to support research on freight and economic development issues specific to the needs of Departments of Transportation (DOTs), advance regional freight coordination, and ultimately allow for the quick implementation of research and development efforts. 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
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

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

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    501 High Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7915
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7915

    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

    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: 20131121
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42246

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566822
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(293)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2015 1:01AM