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.
The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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.
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.
Freight Shipments in May 2014 Reach All-time High - 7/15/2014
As Panama Canal Expands, West Coast Ports Scramble to Keep Big Cargo Vessels - 7/15/2014
Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity - 7/15/2014
Online Tool to Calculate Economic, Environmental Freight Costs - 7/15/2014
Wyoming Seeks Public Input on Statewide Freight Plan - 7/15/2014
Freight Facts and Figures 2013 - 7/14/2014
08/18/2014 - 2014 NURail and Summerail Conference
09/18/2014 - Ohio Conference on Freight
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration