Outreach

NBC15 News Report on Driverless Cars

CFIRE Executive Director, Teresa Adams, PhD, helped answer questions and explore the potential implications of driverless cars for members of the Madison community this week. On Tuesday, February 21, Madison newspaper, The Cap Times hosted a live panel discussion as part of their Cap Times Talks series.

Following the panel discussion, Adams spent time speaking with NBC15 news reporter, Avery Hall, addressing questions about the future of driverless cars in Wisconsin.

Coverage of the event includes:

  1. Video and article on the WMTV NBC15 website.
  2. Photos on The Cap Times website.
  3. Article on The Cap Times website.

Consortium member, the Transportation and Logistics Management Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Superior has hosted its second successful Transportation Day for Girl Scouts. By partnering with a local council of the Girl Scouts, Dr. Richard Stewart, the center’s director, has developed the day-long event that brings elementary and middle-school-aged girls to the UW–Superior campus to explore careers in transportation.

Transportation Day for Girl Scouts

CFIRE Sponsors UW-Superior Transportation Day for Girl Scouts

Stewart together with research associate, Cassie Roemhildt, built on knowledge shared by the Women in Trucking Association and pulled-in support from industry sponsors as well as from the National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education (CFIRE) to create this event.

This program was featured in the Midwest Transportation Workforce Center’s Success Stories Campaign at www.MTWC.org. The full story can be read here.

Spring 2015 TLGC Program

February 4, 2015

The Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate (TLGC) program is offering a variety of transportation graduate-level course online for transportation professionals during the spring 2015 semester. This is the fourth year that TLGC has offered courses taught by graduate-level faculty who teach and conduct research at top accredited US universities. Courses offered for the spring 2015 semester […]

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2015 Future City Competition

January 30, 2015

On Saturday, January 24th, 54 middle school teams from 25 Wisconsin schools participated in the 2015 Future City Wisconsin Regional Competition held at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s 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 are […]

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CFIRE Researcher to Serve on Wisconsin FAC

January 9, 2015

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, […]

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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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Fall 2014 CFIRE Rail Short Course Scholarships

August 5, 2014

Interested in learning about maintaining and inspecting railroad track or highway-rail grade crossing safety? Apply today for a CFIRE rail short course scholarship for one of these short courses, taught by the UW-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development. Maintaining and Inspecting Railroad Track (Oct. 7-9, 2014 in Madison, WI) Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety (Nov. 5-6, […]

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