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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.
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 DOT's Parking Availability System Helps Truckers - 9/4/2014
New technology along the Interstate 94 corridor west and northwest of the Twin Cities is helping truckers find...

As Exports Rise, Maritime Moves America - 8/29/2014
The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) offers a number of programs to assist seaports in modernizing, expanding, and...

Using Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and Planning - 8/29/2014
The Florida Department of Transportation has completed a report investigating the use of truck GPS data for us...

Deal with Washington Seaport to Send Rail Cars to North Dakota - 8/29/2014
An agreement between the Port of Vancouver and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture will provide a dedicated...

SHRP2 Second Symposium Report: Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement October 21–22, 2013 - 8/29/2014
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has released the prepublication version of the report detailing the C43TRB Second Symposium...

U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions - 8/29/2014
The United States Federal Maritime Commission will hold a forum discussing seaport congestion. This forum will invite industry...

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