Mid-America Freight Coalition-II

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(293)
Lead Organization: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1342
Partners: IADOT, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2018
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,200,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Ethan Severson
ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-1457
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Crystal Jones
Crystal.Jones@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-2976
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2013 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2014 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2017 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Missouri Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

The Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) pooled fund began in 2006 to investigate and support the efficient, reliable, and safe transport of freight, and the related development opportunities. The MAFC’s major emphasis areas support the development of freight transportation and freight policy, and its linkages with economic and community development.

Objectives

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 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 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 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.

Scope of Work

The MAFC actively engages and supports the freight development activities of the states through research projects and reports, the MAFC annual freight conference and outreach efforts, web applications, and personal communications. Objectives of a second generation of MAFC efforts include:

• Increase the awareness and utilization of the linkages between freight transportation investments and local, regional, and national economic development. Proposed projects to address this area include “Understanding the economic benefits and Impacts of Transportation Investments” and “Identifying Regional Freight Corridors as Regional Investment”

• Identify, evaluate, and share information, technologies, and best practices between state agencies to increase awareness and speed of implementation of best practices, and increase the effectiveness of freight development initiatives. Proposed projects to address this area include the development and management of a regional freight data set for the coalition states, and continued efforts to identify and share freight policy, planning and operations best practices.

• In coordination with the states, define, conduct, and manage critical freight and economic research that will support and improve the freight development efforts and the related outcomes.

• Keep abreast of industry and commodity trends and incorporate this information into MAFC communications and efforts. Strive to be a clearinghouse for freight information and research.

• Continue to advocate and support a regional approach to freight planning, policy and operations.

• Complete a MAFC regional freight study that includes the identification of a system of national and regionally significant freight corridors, reflects MAP-21 initiatives, identifies and incorporates performance management, and provides a multimodal approach to understanding freight and economic development.

• Maintain the MAFC website as an up-to-date resource, a source of innovative freight development ideas, and as an information-sharing hub.

• Actively contribute to the development of freight policy and national freight research direction through AASHTO and TRB. With a 2-year MAP-21 and additional freight initiative expected in the follow authorization, projects such as “Access and Provide Freight Policy Innovation and Guidance” will continue to be relevant the freight policy area is established.

Comments

Partners are asked to commit a minimum of $25,000 per year. An evaluation of the pooled fund at the end will determine the need for a third generation pooled fund. This pooled fund will last no longer than 60 months.

Future obligations will occur as needed to fund further activities set forth by the Executive Committee.

Visit http://midamericafreight.org/ for more information about the project, including quarterly progress reports at http://midamericafreight.org/about/quarterly-reports/

All reports produced through this pooled fund will be posted to the database at https://trid.trb.org/ upon closure of TPF-5(293). This includes Appendix B: Time-Space Diagram for Corridors from the report Assessment of Multimodal (Marine and Highway) Bottlenecks in the MAASTO Region 2018-2019. At more than 100 MB, the file size is too large to post this Appendix on the TPF webpage along with other deliverables.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Acceptence Memo TPF-5(293) Acceptance Memo 2013.doc.pdf Memorandum Public
SPR-2 waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1342.pdf Other Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2016_Q1 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2016_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q4 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q3 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-156_CFIRE_2015_Q1 TPF5-156_CFIRE_2015_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293 CFIRE_2015_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2015_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q3 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q3 2016 ebp.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q4 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q4 2016 ebp.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q1 TPF5-293-CFIRE_2017_Q1[1].pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q2 TPF5 - MAFCII 293 CFIRE_2017_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q3 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q3 2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q4 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q4 2017 - 4 qtr v2 2017 - MU Cut 23Feb2018 - final.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q1 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q1 report -9May2018 ebp mu - final.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 Q2 reporting ebp - MU ebp cut 3August2018 - final draft.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q3 MAFC Q3 2018.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q4 Q4 2018 MAFC2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2019_Q1_FINAL 1Q2019 QPR - TPF5-293 MAFC II v3 - final draft.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Modal Investment Comparison: Impact of Upper Miss. River Lock & Dam Shutdowns on Highway Infrastructure MAFC16_ModalInvestmentComparison_FinalReport.pdf Report Public
Developing a Regional Regulatory Approach to Truck Platooning in the MAASTO Region: A Literature Review of the History, Progress, and Benefits of Truck Platooning MAFC Truck Platooning 2018-08-13.pdf Report Public
Identification and Characterization of the MAASTO Region's Multimodal Freight Network Report_ID and Charcteristics of Freight Corridors_2018-12-06 v3 - final approved report.pdf Report Public
Freight Data Inventory and Training Freight Data Inventory and Training Final.pdf Report Public
Assessment of Multimodal (Marine and Highway) Bottlenecks in the MAASTO Region 2018-2019 MAASTO Bottleneck Study_Final.pdf Report Public
Aligning MAFC State Freight Plans to Enhance State Collaboration and Establish Regional and National Harmonization of Freight Priorities MAFC_Freight_AlignmentStudy_FinalReport.pdf Report Public
Identification of Urban Truck Parking Locations in the MAASTO Region Identification of Urban Truck Parking Locations in the MAASTO Region FINAL.pdf Report Public
Quantifying the Value of Multimodal Freight Investments Quantifying the Value of Multimodal Freight Investments.pdf Report Public
Truck Parking Management Systems MAFC_TPMS_Synthesis_07012015.pdf Report Public

Mid-America Freight Coalition-II

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(293)
Lead Organization: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1342
Partners: IADOT, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2018
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,200,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Ethan Severson
ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Phone: 608-266-1457
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Crystal Jones
Crystal.Jones@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-2976
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Illinois Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Jim Durako Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Robert Zier Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Garrett Pedersen Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 John Maddox David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2013 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2014 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2015 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2016 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2017 $25,000.00 Lynn Soporowski Bob Lewis 502-564-3730 Bob.Lewis@ky.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Larry Karnes Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 John Tompkins Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Missouri Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Cheryl Ball Bill Stone 573-526-4328 william.stone@modot.mo.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Mark Locker General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $0.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Matt Umhoefer Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) pooled fund began in 2006 to investigate and support the efficient, reliable, and safe transport of freight, and the related development opportunities. The MAFC’s major emphasis areas support the development of freight transportation and freight policy, and its linkages with economic and community development.

Objectives

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 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 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 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.

Scope of Work

The MAFC actively engages and supports the freight development activities of the states through research projects and reports, the MAFC annual freight conference and outreach efforts, web applications, and personal communications. Objectives of a second generation of MAFC efforts include:

• Increase the awareness and utilization of the linkages between freight transportation investments and local, regional, and national economic development. Proposed projects to address this area include “Understanding the economic benefits and Impacts of Transportation Investments” and “Identifying Regional Freight Corridors as Regional Investment”

• Identify, evaluate, and share information, technologies, and best practices between state agencies to increase awareness and speed of implementation of best practices, and increase the effectiveness of freight development initiatives. Proposed projects to address this area include the development and management of a regional freight data set for the coalition states, and continued efforts to identify and share freight policy, planning and operations best practices.

• In coordination with the states, define, conduct, and manage critical freight and economic research that will support and improve the freight development efforts and the related outcomes.

• Keep abreast of industry and commodity trends and incorporate this information into MAFC communications and efforts. Strive to be a clearinghouse for freight information and research.

• Continue to advocate and support a regional approach to freight planning, policy and operations.

• Complete a MAFC regional freight study that includes the identification of a system of national and regionally significant freight corridors, reflects MAP-21 initiatives, identifies and incorporates performance management, and provides a multimodal approach to understanding freight and economic development.

• Maintain the MAFC website as an up-to-date resource, a source of innovative freight development ideas, and as an information-sharing hub.

• Actively contribute to the development of freight policy and national freight research direction through AASHTO and TRB. With a 2-year MAP-21 and additional freight initiative expected in the follow authorization, projects such as “Access and Provide Freight Policy Innovation and Guidance” will continue to be relevant the freight policy area is established.

Comments

Partners are asked to commit a minimum of $25,000 per year. An evaluation of the pooled fund at the end will determine the need for a third generation pooled fund. This pooled fund will last no longer than 60 months.

Future obligations will occur as needed to fund further activities set forth by the Executive Committee.

Visit http://midamericafreight.org/ for more information about the project, including quarterly progress reports at http://midamericafreight.org/about/quarterly-reports/

All reports produced through this pooled fund will be posted to the database at https://trid.trb.org/ upon closure of TPF-5(293). This includes Appendix B: Time-Space Diagram for Corridors from the report Assessment of Multimodal (Marine and Highway) Bottlenecks in the MAASTO Region 2018-2019. At more than 100 MB, the file size is too large to post this Appendix on the TPF webpage along with other deliverables.

Title File/Link Type Private
Acceptence Memo TPF-5(293) Acceptance Memo 2013.doc.pdf Memorandum Public
SPR-2 waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1342.pdf Other Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2016_Q1 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2016_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q4 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q3 TPF5-293_CFIRE_2015_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-156_CFIRE_2015_Q1 TPF5-156_CFIRE_2015_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5-293 CFIRE_2015_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2015_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q3 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q3 2016 ebp.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q4 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2016_Q4 2016 ebp.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q1 TPF5-293-CFIRE_2017_Q1[1].pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q2 TPF5 - MAFCII 293 CFIRE_2017_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q3 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q3 2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q4 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2017_Q4 2017 - 4 qtr v2 2017 - MU Cut 23Feb2018 - final.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q1 TPF5- MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q1 report -9May2018 ebp mu - final.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q2 TPF5- MAFC II 293 Q2 reporting ebp - MU ebp cut 3August2018 - final draft.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q3 MAFC Q3 2018.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2018_Q4 Q4 2018 MAFC2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
TPF5 - MAFC II 293 CFIRE_2019_Q1_FINAL 1Q2019 QPR - TPF5-293 MAFC II v3 - final draft.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Modal Investment Comparison: Impact of Upper Miss. River Lock & Dam Shutdowns on Highway Infrastructure MAFC16_ModalInvestmentComparison_FinalReport.pdf Report Public
Developing a Regional Regulatory Approach to Truck Platooning in the MAASTO Region: A Literature Review of the History, Progress, and Benefits of Truck Platooning MAFC Truck Platooning 2018-08-13.pdf Report Public
Identification and Characterization of the MAASTO Region's Multimodal Freight Network Report_ID and Charcteristics of Freight Corridors_2018-12-06 v3 - final approved report.pdf Report Public
Freight Data Inventory and Training Freight Data Inventory and Training Final.pdf Report Public
Assessment of Multimodal (Marine and Highway) Bottlenecks in the MAASTO Region 2018-2019 MAASTO Bottleneck Study_Final.pdf Report Public
Aligning MAFC State Freight Plans to Enhance State Collaboration and Establish Regional and National Harmonization of Freight Priorities MAFC_Freight_AlignmentStudy_FinalReport.pdf Report Public
Identification of Urban Truck Parking Locations in the MAASTO Region Identification of Urban Truck Parking Locations in the MAASTO Region FINAL.pdf Report Public
Quantifying the Value of Multimodal Freight Investments Quantifying the Value of Multimodal Freight Investments.pdf Report Public
Truck Parking Management Systems MAFC_TPMS_Synthesis_07012015.pdf Report Public

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