The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation for National Infrastructure Investments. The funds will be available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of the highly successful U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.
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.
FMCSA Proposes New Rule for Determining Safety Fitness of Motor Carriers - 1/28/2016
Stepped-Up Enforcement Leads to Federal Railroad Administration's Highest-Ever Penalty Collection Rate - 1/28/2016
TIGER-Powered Transformation for New York's Fordham Plaza - 1/28/2016
ATA Analysis Indicates Long-Term Decline in U.S. Truck-Related Fatalities - 1/28/2016
Obama Earmarks $4B for Vehicle Automation Projects - 1/28/2016
Questions Remain as Driver Coercion Rule is Set to Take Effect at End of January - 1/13/2016
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration