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Current News

TIGER Grants
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.
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.

Minnesota Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on State Rail Plan - 1/26/2015
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be holding nine public outreach meetings and accepting written comments on...

Congestion at United States Ports is the Federal Maritime Commission Priority for 2015 - 1/26/2015
In 2014, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) completed four regional listening sessions to discuss issues at ports. One...

2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation - 1/26/2015
The United States Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released their 2015 update of the Pocket...

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to Award $30 Million in State Grants to Advance Real-Time Safety Technologies - 1/26/2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be awarding $30 million in grants to States that modernize...

New Online Tool Helps Truck Drivers in Washington Plot Route, Avoid Bridge Strikes - 1/26/2015
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has released a new online tool that allows truck drivers to...

Advances in Superload Permit Processes and Practices - 1/12/2015
Administered by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the U.S. Domestic Scan Program has released a report...

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