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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.

Florida is Poised to Benefit from New Intermodal Centers - 10/27/2014
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is strategically positioning the state to improve transportation efficiencies and operate as...

Freight Data Architecture Business Process, Logical Data Model, and Physical Data Model - 10/27/2014
The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas has published a report summarizing best practices in...

Federal Railroad Administration Eliminates One of the Nation's Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago - 10/27/2014
The Federal Railroad Administration's High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program has provided $126M in funding to the Englewood...

Iowa Statewide Heavy-Truck Crash Assessment - 10/27/2014
With a goal of reducing heavy-truck crashes, researchers have completed a project that looked to identify the causes,...

Great Lakes Ports Rebound to Pre-recession Levels - 10/27/2014
The American Great Lakes Ports Association has announced that cargo volumes at ports along the Great Lakes are...

Retailers Seek Port Labor Accord to Avoid Holiday Delays - 10/15/2014
Retailers are concerned that the on-going negotiations between workers and management of West Coast ports may affect shipments...

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