Regional Freight Transportation Workshop and Meetings

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report
June 2007
September 2007

Primary Investigator

Teresa Adams, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2205 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Ph: 608-263-3175
adams@engr.wisc.edu

Abstract

Recognizing current and future funding challenges, Congress created The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission in 2005 under Section 1909 of SAFETEA-LU to examine the condition and future needs of the nation’s surface transportation system. Congress will use the Commission’s findings as input in developing the next transportation bill.

The Commission is tasked with recommending the steps necessary to reach a 50-year vision for the future. The Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition will provide testimony to the Commission on its vision of the freight transportation system in the Midwest. Included as a part of this vision will be the role of the federal government in freight activities as well as the need for funding and a multi-modal approach.

Objectives

  • To prepare testimony for the spring 2007 field hearings of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission on behalf of the Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition (MVFC).
  • To further define the strategic direction of the MVFC. To prioritize near-term projects for the MVFC Pooled Fund.

Tasks

  1. Identify Workshop data and location.
  2. Develop an agenda
  3. Put together white papers and other reading materials
  4. Coordinate presentations
  5. Hold Workshop
  6. Develop testimony
  7. Present testimony

Project Information

  • Duration: 8 months
  • Dates: February 1, 2007 – October 1, 2007
  • Budget: CFIRE: $28,750; Total: $86,250
  • Modal Orientation: Multimodal
  • Project ID: MVFC 01
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