The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation for National Infrastructure Investments. The funds will be available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the highly successful U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
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.
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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.
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.
DOT TIGER on the Loose at the Port of Brownsville - 8/25/2015
Port of Vancouver Opens News Freight-Rail Entrance - 8/25/2015
Intermodal Freight Slows Shift to East Coast - 8/25/2015
Truck Parking Shortages a 'National Safety Concern' - 8/25/2015
BTS Releases June 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) - 8/25/2015
GAO Report Supports Positive Safety Impact of Hours-of-Service Rule - 8/12/2015
Congress Extends Highway and Transit Funding for Three Months - 8/12/2015
TIGER Demand Again Outpaces Available Funds; Demonstrating Need for Greater Investment - 8/12/2015
New Report Predicts Continued Growth in Freight, Trucking - 8/12/2015
Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage? - 8/12/2015
09/13/2015 - 2015 CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
10/29/2015 - Commodity Flow Survey Workshop
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration