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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 Survey
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.

Talking Freight Seminar on September 21, 2016: Accommodating Trucks in Innovative Design Intersections and Interchanges - 8/26/2016
This webinar will discuss the reasons why many different types of innovative intersections are becoming more popular across...

FMCSA Seeks Input on Proposed Pilot Program Allowing Drivers of Military Heavy Vehicles Between the Ages of 18 and 21 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce - 8/23/2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a three-year pilot program which allows individuals between the...

FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants for Positive Control Implementation - 8/23/2016
On August 16, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in...

Energy Department Announces $137 Million Investment in Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Efficiency - 8/23/2016
The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs to develop next generation...

Multi-State, Multimodal, Oversize/Overweight Transportation - 8/23/2016
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) released its National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 830: Multi-State, Multimodal, Oversize/Overweight...

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks - 8/23/2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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