From the Ground Up: Aligning State Freight Plans to Enhance State Collaboration and Establish Regional and National Harmonization of Freight Priorities

This project reviews Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC) state freight plans and current planning efforts and provides a catalogue of state practices, data and analysis techniques, stakeholder involvement and other planning elements. The project also identifies where states share similar goals and common priority corridors across borders, and where they can leverage a regional approach to freight planning. Freight planning best practices across the region are also identified. The federal recommendations and guidelines on freight planning are reviewed as well. The objectives of the research are to: maximize collaborative freight planning and sharing of best practices, ensure the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) freight perspectives are reflected in national freight planning, and provide a better understanding of how greater collaboration can improve regional and state transportation development as well as increase logistics and economic development.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    Mid-America Freight Coalition


    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Perry, Ernest
    • Adams, Teresa
    • Oberhart, Eric
    • Zietlow, Ben
  • Publication Date: 2016-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MAFC-15
  • Contract Numbers: WisDOT project ID: TPF-5(293); TRB 3489769
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2016 7:49AM