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Current News

TIGER Grants
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.
Projects of National and Regional Significance
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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Final 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.

FMCSA Proposes New Rule for Determining Safety Fitness of Motor Carriers - 1/28/2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on January 20th, a rulemaking proposal...

Stepped-Up Enforcement Leads to Federal Railroad Administration's Highest-Ever Penalty Collection Rate - 1/28/2016
On January 20th, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that its stepped-up enforcement of railroad safety regulations has...

TIGER-Powered Transformation for New York's Fordham Plaza - 1/28/2016
On January 20th, the City of New York revealed the new Fordham Plaza which was fueled by a...

ATA Analysis Indicates Long-Term Decline in U.S. Truck-Related Fatalities - 1/28/2016
There has been a short-term and long-term decline in the rate of truck-related fatalities in the U.S. trucking...

Obama Earmarks $4B for Vehicle Automation Projects - 1/28/2016
U.S Department of Transportation's Secretary Anthony Foxx made the announcement that U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2017 budget...

Questions Remain as Driver Coercion Rule is Set to Take Effect at End of January - 1/13/2016
Effective January 29, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) driver coercion rule, formally known as the "Prohibiting...

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