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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.

Eroding Soybean Competitiveness and Market Shares: What Is the Road Ahead? - 9/29/2014
A recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture investigated changes in the market share of the...

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Releases State Transportation Statistics 2014 - 9/29/2014
The United States Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the 2014 update to the...

South Dakota Prepares 2014 State Rail Plan - 9/29/2014
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has presented their 2014 State Rail Plan to the state's Railroad Board....

Vice President Joe Biden Touts Ports During Norfolk Tour - 9/29/2014
During a recent visit the Port of Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the need for improvements to...

Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Honors Green Freight Industry Leaders - 9/29/2014
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced the 2014 winners of the SmartWay Excellence Awards for shippers...

Electronic Detection System to Steer Trucks off New York Parkways - 9/15/2014
The New York Department of Transportation is preparing to test a deployment of a new over-height detection system...

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