August 2012

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Madison, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking a Financial Transportation Program Officer within the Division of Transportation Investment Management/Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors/Local Transportation Programs and Finance Section/Local State Unit.

This position provides statewide leadership for the Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors and is the program manager of WisDOT’s General Transportation Aids and Connecting Highway Aids programs.

The position is also accountable for analyzing and managing the development and implementation of computer applications, systems and tools that provide WisDOT with the ability to meet unit local improvement and assistance program responsibilities.  As a statewide expert on policy issues and analysis, this position functions as a liaison with other department staff, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Department of Administration, statewide local associations, legislators and other external transportation stakeholders.

For more information and to apply, see the job announcement.

Want to learn more about the basic principles of railway bridge engineering or the fundamentals of train control and signaling?

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 two rail-related short courses in the Fall of 2012.


These courses are held in Madison, Wisconsin on the UW-Madison campus. Successful applicants will receive a CFIRE full tuition scholarship to attend one of these UW short courses. You would be responsible for travel and lodging expenses.

The application deadline for both courses is September 15, 2012.

For more information and to apply for a CFIRE scholarship for a rail short course, visit

Development of an Areawide Estimate of Truck Freight Value in the Urban Mobility Report

August 24, 2012

Knowledge about the effects of traffic congestion on the motoring public have improved steadily over the last twenty years, but the effect of congestion on urban freight movement is less understood. CFIRE researchers recently completed a project in which they collaborated with a team from the Texas Transportation Institute on the Development of an Areawide […]

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Freight Transportation Planner

August 20, 2012

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Philadelphia, PA The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is dedicated to uniting the region’s elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart […]

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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Education and Outreach Programs

August 18, 2012

Michigan Technological University (MTU) has been hosting educational programs on behalf of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI) since 2006. The Great Lakes Maritime Education Program for K-12 Teachers (CFIRE 04-02) and its continuation in 2011 (CFIRE 05-05) support this effort. The program demonstrates both the historical significance and modern challenges of waterway transportation, […]

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2012 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum

August 16, 2012

It’s not too late to register for the 2012 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum! The draft program for the 2012 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Forum is now available. This program includes information about featured speakers and conference sessions. Come to hear Paul Trombino III (Director, Iowa DOT) and Mark Gottlieb (Secretary, Wisconsin DOT) discuss opportunities for regional and […]

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Understanding and Modeling Freight Stakeholder Behavior

August 16, 2012

Freight transportation planning for efficiency, economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and other community goals requires a way to accurately forecast the way that freight patterns will respond to infrastructure improvements, demand management strategies, and traffic control measures. CFIRE affiliate researchers recently completed a project that developed a conceptual model of private-sector freight stakeholder decisions and interactions […]

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