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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.

Talking Freight Seminar on December 17, 2014: Freight Advisory Committees – Overview from Committee Organizers - 12/10/2014
This webinar will provide an overview of the MAP-21 provisions encouraging state freight advisory committees and the benefits...

Freight Tricycle Operations in New York City - 12/5/2014
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York State Department of Transportation have completed...

United States, Mexico Reach Modernized Aviation Agreement - 12/5/2014
The United States and Mexico have entered a new, modernized air service agreement. This new agreement will strengthen...

Minnesota Department of Transportation Announces First Statewide Plan for Ports, Waterways - 12/5/2014
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations has published their first statewide plan...

Freight Railroads Sound Alarm for Chicago Gridlock - 12/5/2014
Using lessons learned from last winter, railroads in Chicago are rushing to prepare for the upcoming winter season....

Integrating Marine Transportation System Commerce Data with Multimodal Freight Transportation Performance Measures - 12/5/2014
The Transportation Research Board's National Freight Cooperative Research Program (NCFRP) has released report 32 entitled Integrating MTS Commerce...

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