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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.

Making Trucks Count: Innovative Strategies for Obtaining Comprehensive Truck Activity Data - 8/20/2014
The Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) has released a report highlighting innovative approaches for...

Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies August 2014 Newsletter - 8/20/2014
The Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) has published their August newsletter. Among other updates, this issue...

Making Seaports Resilient as Part of Extended Intermodal Supply Chains - 8/20/2014
The Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) has released a report focusing on how disruptive...

Coordinating the Use and Location of Weigh-In-Motion Technology for Kentucky - 8/20/2014
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released a report discussing the use of weigh-in-motion (WIM) technology within the state....

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Improves Display of Data on Safety Measurement System Website - 8/20/2014
The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has completed an update to their Safety Measurement System website...

Talking Freight Seminar on August 20, 2014: 2014 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals State of Logistics Report - 8/4/2014
This webinar will provide information on the current state of freight logistics in the United States, including some...

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