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.
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.
Using Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and Planning - 8/29/2014
Deal with Washington Seaport to Send Rail Cars to North Dakota - 8/29/2014
SHRP2 Second Symposium Report: Innovations in Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement October 2122, 2013 - 8/29/2014
U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions - 8/29/2014
As Exports Rise, Maritime Moves America - 8/29/2014
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Improves Display of Data on Safety Measurement System Website - 8/20/2014
09/18/2014 - Ohio Conference on Freight
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration