March 2014

Michigan Tech and UW-Superior are collaborating to host two summer transportation programs for high school students.

These programs are sponsored in part by CFIRE

Thursday, April 10, 2014
1:00-2:15pm Eastern

The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations is holding a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework.

During this webinar, FHWA will offer practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies an overview of how the FAF can make a difference. FHWA will outline the FAF‘s main components and give examples of using the FAF for statewide and metropolitan level issues. This webinar is aimed at practitioners with basic or no knowledge of the FAF but who would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a useful foundation for more advanced topics (e.g., linking FAF with county-level data, using FAF for statewide freight planning) that will be covered in future webinars.

To attend this webinar, register by April 7.

If you have questions about this webinar, email

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Developing Freight Performance Measures and Evaluating Freight Policies via GPS Truck Data

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2014 Future City Award

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On Saturday, January 18th, 54 middle school teams of students from 25 southeastern Wisconsin participated in the 2014 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at the MSOE Kern Center. This competition sponsored by STEM Forward and National Engineers Week introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. Teams of […]

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CFIRE Team Wins Case Competition

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On February 27, a team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison took first place in a case competition at the 2014 Logistics, Trade and Transportation (LTT) Symposium in Gulfport, Mississippi. Teams of students were tasked with analyzing the impacts of the expansion of international freight capacity, such as the expansion of the Panama Canal, […]

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