Ernie Perry

Ernie Perry

CFIRE researcher Ernie Perry has been invited by Wisconsin DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb to serve as a representative on the newly formed Wisconsin Freight Advisory Committee (FAC). Perry also serves as the program manager of the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC). Dr. Perry will serve a two-year term with approximately 30 other voting representatives from the industry, agriculture, logistics, warehousing, economic development and transportation sectors.

The Wisconsin FAC is a broad-based advisory organization composed of public and private sector freight stakeholders who will represent a critical voice in freight operations, infrastructure, and policy and planning.

2012 Commodity Flow Survey Results Available

December 9, 2014

The US Census Bureau has released the results of the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted every five years as part of the Census Bureau’s economic census. The survey, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is the primary source of national, state and selected metropolitan areas statistics […]

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Minnesota Statewide Freight Summit/Symposium

November 19, 2014

The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is hosting the Minnesota Statewide Freight Summit/Symposium. This meeting will be held on December 5, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This event aims to foster executive-level thought leadership between government and industry to develop a freight action plan that supports an efficient and competitive freight […]

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UW-Madison to Host New Regional Transportation Workforce Center

October 15, 2014

Madison, Wisconsin.—The US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has selected the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) as one of five regional transportation workforce centers in the country. The MTWC, funded by a $600,000 grant by FHWA, is led by Dr. Teresa Adams. The Center will […]

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Critical Rural Freight Corridors Designation in TRR

September 29, 2014

An award-winning paper authored by CFIRE researchers was recently published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2410. Critical Rural Freight Corridors Designation: Implications of Truck Percentage Calculation by Alex J. Marach, Teresa M. Adams, and Ernest J. Perry… …proposes mileage-based, segment-based, and weighted average approaches to determine whether a corridor meets one […]

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Secretary Foxx Visits Madison, Calls for Greater Infrastructure Investment

September 25, 2014

US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx joined WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb in Madison, Wisconsin on September 24, 2014 to visit the northern end of the proposed I-39/90 expansion project and the congestion in this corridor that the project would help alleviate. “Hundreds of thousands of people depend on this route every day, and widening it will […]

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2014 Mid-Continent Presentations Available

September 17, 2014

The presentations from the 2014 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium are now available for viewing and downloading. Visit the conference page for more information.

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