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State of Freight II Report

The second State of Freight report is out.  We should listen to it because one thing Trump expects to do is spend big money on, guess what, infrastructure construction projects.   If he gets rid of EPA regulations, we can see these move forward quickly, for better or worse.  Reports such as this will provide important input to the choice process.

The report comes a year after Congress made dedicated freight funding a priority, with almost $11 billion in funding for freight mobility in dedicated freight funds as part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the report also notes how states will have a key role in how the U.S. plans for freight movement and what projects will be completed.

Source: State of Freight II Report Takes Wide-Ranging View of U.S. Infrastructure’s Needs – Supply Chain 24/7

Here’s the actual report in PDF format: aapa_state_of_freight_reportii

Team wins prize for rentable refrigeration in India

I found this outstanding example of entrepreneurship through the Supply Chain @ MIT blog.  It is a great case of entrepreneurs meeting a real need and shaping the product to fit it.  The extra advantage, and one all entrepreneurs should heed, is that many of the best ideas are  humanitarian, sustainable, and ethical, turning a problem real people (or creatures) have into something economically viable as well.  Hats off to these students.

Also note that MIT students (and Harvard students, I am bound to say, though my Princeton degree makes it harder) won the first 3 prizes!!

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Modular boxes that keep food shipments fresh win MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize.

Source: Team wins prize for bringing rentable refrigeration to India’s food supply chain | MIT News

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Modular Refrigeration Units Could Reduce Cold Chain Costs in India