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The Freight Economy
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move food, energy, goods and raw materials to keep citizens employed, communities healthy and the Nation competitive.
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FASTLANE Grant Program
The USDOT recently announced the start of the first round of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program. The FASTLANE program is a new program in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. A total of $800 million has been allocated for the program in Federal Fiscal Year 2016.
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TIGER Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants in seven different funding rounds since 2009 for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. Altogether, a total of 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have received nearly $5.1 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure.
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Truck Parking Study
Truck parking shortages are a national safety concern, and can contribute to safety issues due to fatigued drivers being unable to find parking areas to rest and to drivers parking in unsafe locations such as roadway shoulders, exit ramps, or vacant lots. To address these concerns, MAP-21 required the Jason's Law trucking parking survey, which examined states' capability to provide truck parking, assessed of truck volumes in each state, and developed a system of metrics to evaluate parking.
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National and State Information
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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.

The Freight Economy - 6/27/2016
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways...

Governor Cuomo Announces $16.3 Million in Rail Infrastructure Improvements Statewide - 6/16/2016
On June 7, 2016, Governor Cuomo announced $16.3 million to fund rail and port improvement projects under the...

Port of New Orleans Posts Record Growth - 6/16/2016
In a recent press release, Port officials proclaimed that 50,974 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) moved through the Port of...

Four States Sign Pact to Create I-10 Corridor Coalition - 6/16/2016
During the peer exchange that took place on June 2, 2016, transportation leaders in four states created a...

Fighting Border Congestion with Innovative Technology - 6/16/2016
The Federal Highway Administration awarded $256,470 in grants to reduce delays at U.S border crossings in New York,...

TIGER Works for America - 6/16/2016
The TIGER Discretionary Grant program, currently in its eighth year, has thus far received 337 applications totaling $9.3...

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