Kansas Rail Infrastructure Improvement Programs - Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships

John W. Maddox, CPM, is the Program Manager in the Office of Freight and Rail at the Kansas Department of Transportation. The short line infrastructure improvement programs John has overseen for the last 23 years promote public private partnerships with short line railroads, shippers, and local units of government throughout Kansas. These programs are designed to improve rail capacity, provide Kansas farmers and grain elevators with access to competitive transportation options, and improve railroad operating efficiencies - while keeping the Kansas agricultural sector connected to regional, national, and international markets. His creativity at work is matched by his passion for abstract painting, genealogy research, following MIZZOU athletics, and playing tennis.

John grew up in the metro Kansas City area and is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. His interest in agriculture was shaped through early exposure to farming at Olendorff Farm, the family farm located just northwest of Columbia, Missouri, and helping at the family’s business selling poultry and eggs, livestock feeds, and pecans. John’s uncle was a Pioneer seed distributor as well. John still operates the farm, raising corn and soybeans.

We are very pleased to welcome John Maddox to share lessons from his work with others across the country.

Following the presentation, there will be time for participant Q&A.  RSVP to join, then check your email that you received the Zoom Link (it may go to your spam folder); if you do not see it, contact our office at [email protected].

John's slide presentation HERE.

Check out the Kansas DOT Cost Benefit Analysis tool HERE



March 09, 2021 at 10:00am - 11:30am
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