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.
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.
Talking Freight Seminar on April 15, 2015: Measuring Lifecycle Impacts of Freight Transportation Emissions - 4/6/2015
Options to Fix the Highway Trust Fund - 3/30/2015
Beyond Traffic: US DOT's 30 Year Framework for the Future - 3/30/2015
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - 3/30/2015
NCLS Transportation Update - 3/30/2015
Coordination Between State Transportation Agencies in Multi-State Metropolitan Planning Areas: A Survey of State Practice - 3/27/2015
10/29/2015 - Commodity Flow Survey Workshop
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration