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The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and soliciting nominations for membership. The NFAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to freight transportation in the United States. More information and instructions on submitting nominations can be found at http://www.freight.dot.gov/freight_nfac.cfm.
Search for national and state-specific information on freight transportation and related activities.
On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Special Permits During Periods of National Emergency (MAP-21 Section 1511)
For divisible loads, which may be issued by the States to vehicles and loads that are delivering relief supplies during a Presidentially-declared emergency or major disaster.
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.
Washington Connecting to Canada: Flow of Goods - 5/16/2013
Critical Issues in Transportation: 2009 Update - 5/16/2013
Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Coal Exports Set Record in 2012, Fuel Economic Growth - 5/16/2013
New Mexico DOT Celebrates Completion of Major Interchange Project - 5/16/2013
Freight Rail Infrastructure Projects to Spur Economic Development in Massachusetts - 5/16/2013
Trucking Industry Is Set to Expand Its Use of Natural Gas - 5/1/2013
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration