May 2012

June 1, 2012
1pm Eastern

I-70 Corridor Dedicated Truck Lanes

The $3.75 million, two-phased study evaluated the feasibility of adding dedicated truck lanes through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The Study evaluate if Dedicated Truck Lanes address the congestion and safety problems and needs on the corridor and improve the regions’ economic competitiveness more than general purpose lanes capacity additions or maintaining the corridor as it is today.  The study included working with a coalition of 4 state DOTs and included outreach and involvement activities to  the MPOs, private sector industries and motor carriers along the corridor.

Presented by Suzann Rhodes (CDM Smith) and Kip Strauss (HNTB).

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The National Transportation Workforce Summit, sponsored by the Council of University Transportation Centers, was held on April 24-26 in Washington, DC. Nearly 300 professionals from the transportation, labor, and education fields met to share best practices for educating and training the transportation workforce of the twenty-first century, to identify collaborative approaches to connect career pathways, and to develop a national framework to guide policy and resources for workforce development in all transportation modes.

The Summit aimed to foster a national dialogue about the development of the transportation workforce of the future in the United States. This national dialogue helps promote greater visibility of transportation careers. It also addresses key workforce challenges for recruiting and retaining qualified personnel, meeting current and future workforce shortages, defining competencies for a high-performing workforce of the future, and for identifying and closing gaps in workforce training and education.

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Kleinmaier Hired by the Legislative Audit Bureau

May 18, 2012

CFIRE project assistant Dan Kleinmaier was recently hired by the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. He will work as a legislative analyst performing program evaluations. During his time at CFIRE, Kleinmaier has worked on a number of research projects. Containerization Policy: Considering Increased Load Weight for Certain Circumstances of Freight in Wisconsin (CFIRE 01-05) Assessing the […]

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CFIRE Supports Rail Short Course Attendees

May 17, 2012

CFIRE recently teamed up with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development to offer scholarships for three rail-related short courses. Railroad Track Construction Project Management (March 12-14, 2012) Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Course (March 15-16, 2012) Introduction to Railroad Engineering and Operations (May 7-9, 2012) These courses were held in Madison, Wisconsin on […]

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Truckers Going Oversize/Overweight

May 16, 2012

by Ernie Wittwer The states along the I-90/94 corridor between Wisconsin and Washington have organized themselves as the Northwest Passage (NWP) Coalition with a goal of improving the overall flow of traffic and commerce in the corridor. Most of the efforts of the NWP states have focused on Intelligent Transportation applications, but they have also […]

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TMP Successes: Mary Ebeling

May 15, 2012

Mary Ebeling graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a certificate in Transportation Management and Policy. During her time at the UW, Ebeling worked as a research assistant under the auspices of the Midwest University Transportation Center (MRUTC), focusing on tolling and asset management. She also […]

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Spring 2012 TMP Reception

May 15, 2012

Transportation Management and Policy Colloquium present the results of their group projects to interested staff and faculty, as well as other students. Reception attendees also share a buffet lunch sponsored by a donation from Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

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