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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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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.

DOT TIGER on the Loose at the Port of Brownsville - 8/25/2015
A newly completed TIGER Project has opened in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, resulting in a 650-foot marine...

Port of Vancouver Opens News Freight-Rail Entrance - 8/25/2015
Port of Vancouver USA officials last week marked the conclusion of a $30 million rail project in Vancouver,...

Intermodal Freight Slows Shift to East Coast - 8/25/2015
As intermodal freight enters peak shipping season at the nation's ports, West Coast ports appear to be slowing...

Truck Parking Shortages a 'National Safety Concern' - 8/25/2015
A Federal Highway Administration study finds that truck driver parking shortages are a "national safety concern," according to...

BTS Releases June 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) - 8/25/2015
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire...

GAO Report Supports Positive Safety Impact of Hours-of-Service Rule - 8/12/2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a response to the recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)...

Congress Extends Highway and Transit Funding for Three Months - 8/12/2015
Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on...

TIGER Demand Again Outpaces Available Funds; Demonstrating Need for Greater Investment - 8/12/2015
Since 2009, our TIGER competitive grant program has provided a combined $4.1 billion to 342 projects in all...

New Report Predicts Continued Growth in Freight, Trucking - 8/12/2015
A new report released by American Trucking Associations projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29 percent over...

Can Autonomous Trucks Solve the Driver Shortage? - 8/12/2015
A number of resources indicate autonomous trucks may have the ability to solve the truck driver shortage. One...

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