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Current News

TIGER Grants
On January 17th, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The bill includes a $600 million authorization for National Infrastructure Investments, referred to by DOT as TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Survey on Projects of National and Regional Significance
Section 1120 of MAP-21 requires the USDOT to develop a Report to Congress that contains a comprehensive list of each project of national and regional significance that has been compiled through a survey of State DOTs; transit agencies, tribal governments, and multi-state or multi-jurisdictional groups.
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Draft Highway Primary Freight Network Maps and Tables
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at
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Freight at the USDOT
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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National Freight Advisory Committee
To help the U.S. Department of Transportation promote a safe, economically efficient, and environmentally sustainably freight transportation system, the Department's National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to freight transportation in the United States.
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National and State Information
Search for national and state-specific information on freight transportation and related activities.

The following news items were compiled by the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of freight news.

Michigan Unveils I-94 Truck Parking Information and Management System - 9/15/2014
The Michigan Department of Transportation has started their Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) to provide real-time...

Incorporating Truck Analysis into the Highway Capacity Manual - 9/15/2014
The Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) has released Report 31: Incorporating Truck Analysis into...

Natural Gas for Waterborne Freight Transport: A Life Cycle Emissions Assessment with Case Studies - 9/15/2014
The United States Maritime Administration has published a report studying total fuel cycle emissions associated with natural gas...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces 72 TIGER 2014 Recipients - 9/15/2014
The U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the 72 transportation projects selected for the Transportation Investment Generating...

Electronic Detection System to Steer Trucks off New York Parkways - 9/15/2014
The New York Department of Transportation is preparing to test a deployment of a new over-height detection system...

Minnesota DOT's Parking Availability System Helps Truckers - 9/4/2014
New technology along the Interstate 94 corridor west and northwest of the Twin Cities is helping truckers find...

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