Wisconsin Port Worker

Wisconsin’s marine freight system is a tremendous asset for both a strong economy as well as a healthy environment in the state. Research coming out of the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is helping multiple organizations and agencies target priority projects as they create and implement plans for the state’s freight infrastructure and economic development. Top among the priority projects identified were the state’s Marine Highways as well as repairs and upgrades to key ports. [click to continue…]

CFIRE Student Paper Awarded Second Place at AISIM

Javier Vidal Carreras, a project assistant with the Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison took the second place award for his paper at the 13th Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM). Co-authored by Professor Teresa Adams, the paper, “Analysis of WisDOT´s Maintenance Quality Assurance Program,” earned Carreras a crystal award during the awards ceremony on June 23.

The Annual Inter-University Symposium on Infrastructure Management (AISIM) was created in 2005 as a way to keep the future stewards of infrastructure updated on ongoing issues and research. AISIM is a full-day symposium featuring information exchange and networking opportunities primarily for graduate students, but often includes researchers and practitioners including infrastructure agencies, consultants, development banks, and other stakeholders. Graduate students from world-renowned institutions, who represent the next generation of leaders in infrastructure management, attend AISIM each year to exchange research ideas and information.

The 13th AISIM was held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in June 2017. With the exception of the keynote speaker, all presenters were students. The theme for this year’s symposium was: “State of Infrastructure Management: Challenges, Sustainability & Innovation.”
Student’s research papers addressed such areas as: Best Practices in Asset Management, Infrastructure Investment, Smart Cities, and Preparing Infrastructure for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

AISIM Group Photo

Students drove the content of the AISIM Symposium.

Adams Addresses Fears and Provides Insights into Future of Autonomous Cars in Madison

February 23, 2017

CFIRE Executive Director, Teresa Adams, PhD, helped answer questions and explore the potential implications of driverless cars for members of the Madison community this week. On Tuesday, February 21, Madison newspaper, The Cap Times hosted a live panel discussion as part of their Cap Times Talks series. Following the panel discussion, Adams spent time speaking […]

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Conclusions of UW Transportation Research Playing Out in Global Supply Chain Platform

November 16, 2016

An innovative approach that transforms a negative into a positive for Wisconsin manufacturers and producers substantiates findings in research completed by the Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Simply put, geography is an issue for Wisconsin shippers wishing to utilize intermodal rail—rail combined with other transportation modes […]

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UW-Superior Transportation Day for Girl Scouts

August 22, 2016

Consortium member, the Transportation and Logistics Management Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Superior has hosted its second successful Transportation Day for Girl Scouts. By partnering with a local council of the Girl Scouts, Dr. Richard Stewart, the center’s director, has developed the day-long event that brings elementary and middle-school-aged girls to the UW–Superior campus […]

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TMP Student Projects Provide Planning Tool for Cities and a Survey of Drone Uses

July 8, 2016

A tool with real-world applications for city planners as well as a robust survey of drone technologies were the highlights of the Spring 2016 end-of-semester symposium of the Transportation Management and Policy (TMP) program. The students presented their work on May 6th to a gathering of interested staff, faculty, other students, and a representative of […]

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GIS Offers Powerful Insights for Researchers Hoping to Guide Transportation Policy

May 20, 2016

Several CFIRE projects were used to illustrate unique uses of Geographical Information System (GIS) data for a diverse group of people at the 2016 UW-Madison Geospatial Summit. The annual event brings together people interested in using GIS data in a wide range of fields. Ben Zietlow shared several case studies from a variety of research […]

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