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 transportation network in Minnesota. Speakers from the public and private sectors will share their perspectives on supply chains and freight transportation and their importance to Minnesota’s industries and economy.

Through participation in interactive discussions and working sessions, attendees will also help shape the development of a statewide freight action agenda. These sessions will focus on identifying needs, issues, and opportunities—and on translating these opportunities into actions.

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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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Adams Comments on Automated Vehicles

September 2, 2014

CFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams recently commented on automated and driverless vehicle technology in Madison’s Cap Times. In a recent interview, Adams explained that limitations of the radar and lidar (light-sensing radar) systems on these cars will make navigating in high-congestion and less-regulated areas (think crowded parking lots) a high bar for autonomous cars to clear […]

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Strategies for Increasing Use of Existing Transportation Infrastructure

August 28, 2014

The construction and maintenance of new infrastructure is not always the best way of confronting congestion. In many cases, it is much less expensive to design policies that shift traffic to underutilized infrastructure. The Getting the Goods without the Bads: Freight Transportation Demand Management Strategies to Reduce Urban Impacts (CFIRE 07-02) project, led by CFIRE […]

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