RIC Summit Program CoverThe presentations, photographs, and other materials from the Next Generation Transportation for a Sustainable Future summit are now available.

This summit brought together a group of expert panelists and engaged attendees from across and outside the transportation research field to consider how to create a culture of sustainability and how to focus transportation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to support such a culture. Four roundtable discussions, as well as addresses from UW College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson, CFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams, professional engineer Kenneth Voigt, and CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg provided a wide array of viewpoints and ideas about transportation and sustainability.

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The Role of Freight Transportation in Economic Competitiveness

June 1, 2015

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) recently published the proceedings of a December 2014 conference that explored the trends in freight transportation and economic competitiveness, as well as global business models and supply chains. Sessions addressed modal perspectives on supply chains, transportation system resiliency, transportation and energy sector developments, and global freight supply-chain issues. CFIRE researchers presented a […]

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Spring 2015 TMP Reception

May 12, 2015

On Friday, May 8, 2015 the Transportation Management and Policy (TMP) colloquium and practicum students presented the results of their group projects to interested staff and faculty, as well as other students and representatives from Madison Metro. About the TMP Colloquium Students in the Transportation Management and Policy (TMP) program take two one-credit colloquium modules […]

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Next Generation Transportation for a Sustainable Future

May 5, 2015

Friday May 29, 2015 | 8:30am-4:00pm | Pyle Center | University of Wisconsin-Madison CFIRE is hosting a summit that focuses on Next Generation Transportation for a Sustainable Future. Expert panelists and keynote speaker Peter Greenberg (CBS News Travel Editor) will help frame the next generation of UW transportation research and its role in shaping sustainable […]

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Fast Forward Features the NNTW

March 23, 2015

Fast Forward recently published a feature on the National Network for the Transportation Workforce (NNTW), the network of five regional workforce centers that includes the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC). Just last year, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced five newly-established Centers designated to lead and coordinate transportation workforce development efforts in and across […]

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Spring 2015 CFIRE Rail Short Course Scholarships

February 20, 2015

The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development to offer scholarships for rail-related short courses. In the Spring 0f 2015, there are two courses eligible for CFIRE scholarships. Fundamentals of Traction Power Systems and Overhead Contact Systems (April 28-29, 2015 […]

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Save the Date: 2015 Conference on Freight

February 18, 2015

The Mid-America Freight Coalition and the Ohio Conference on Freight are combining forces in 2015 to host the 2015 Conference on Freight–Breaking Boundaries: Building a Future Together. For more information about this conference, visit ohiofreight.org.  

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