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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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Final 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.

TIGER Grants Help U.S Ports Deliver Prosperity - 11/19/2015
The Port of Hueneme is thrilled to be awarded its first-ever U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant. The...

Port of New Orleans Post Record Number in Container Throughput - 11/19/2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month...

U.S Rail Carload and Intermodal Volumes are Down for Week Ending November 7, reports AAR - 11/19/2015
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that both U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes were down for...

I-95 Corridor Coalition Scheduled to Test Truck Parking Notification System - 11/19/2015
A group of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard will begin testing during the month of November an...

U.S Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded to 39 Projects - 11/2/2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on October 28, 2015, that the Department of Transportation will provide $500...

DOT Tool Serves as Guide for Freight Investment Planning - 11/2/2015
The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) is considered the most comprehensive and widely used freight transportation data source in...

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