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The Freight Economy
Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move food, energy, goods and raw materials to keep citizens employed, communities healthy and the Nation competitive.
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FASTLANE Grant Program
The USDOT recently announced the start of the first round of the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program. The FASTLANE program is a new program in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country. A total of $800 million has been allocated for the program in Federal Fiscal Year 2016.
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TIGER Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants in seven different funding rounds since 2009 for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area or a region. Altogether, a total of 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have received nearly $5.1 billion for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure.
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Truck Parking Survey
Truck parking shortages are a national safety concern, and can contribute to safety issues due to fatigued drivers being unable to find parking areas to rest and to drivers parking in unsafe locations such as roadway shoulders, exit ramps, or vacant lots. To address these concerns, MAP-21 required the Jason's Law trucking parking survey, which examined states' capability to provide truck parking, assessed of truck volumes in each state, and developed a system of metrics to evaluate parking.
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National and State Information
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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 November 16, 2016: State Freight Plans and State Freight Advisory Committees - FAST Act Guidance Overview - 10/27/2016
This webinar will provide information to aid States in complying with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST...

Latest U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Trucking - 10/17/2016
The latest edition of American Trucking Associations covers the future of freight transportation, and shows projected growth in...

Truck and Bus Safety; Roundabouts - 10/17/2016
Transportation Research Board's Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2585 consists of 9 papers...

Pavement Structural Evaluation at the Network Level: Final Report - 10/17/2016
A large percentage of pavement networks are reaching the end of their serviceable live. The pavement management system...

Analysts: Hurricane-caused I-95 closures to cost trucking big money, rates could rise - 10/17/2016
Hurricane Matthew caused disruptions and closures to freight flow on Interstate 95 that will cost the trucking industry...

Secretary Foxx Participates in White House Frontiers Conference, Announces Nearly $65 Million in Advanced Technology Transportation Grants - 10/17/2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that local communities across the country will receive nearly $65 million in...

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