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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.

Talking Freight Seminar on July 16, 2014: Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) – Report on the Initial Metropolitan Area Deployments - 7/3/2014
This webinar will discuss FHWA's Freight Advanced Traveler Information System (FRATIS) program, an initiative that utilizes both private...

U.S. Maritime Administration Announces Call for Projects for America’s Marine Highways - 7/1/2014
The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) is accepting project applications for Marine Highway designations until September 30, 2014....

President Obama Signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act - 7/1/2014
President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRDA) on June 10, 2014. WRDA authorizes the...

Multimodal Freight Project Prioritization Review and Methodology - 7/1/2014
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed a study to understand the gap between the state of...

Suggestions for Improving Cross-Border Mobility and North American Competitiveness - 7/1/2014
Experts from government, business, academia, and the nonprofit sector convened on May 15, 2014 for the Streamlining the...

Draft California Freight Mobility Plan Available for Public Comment - 7/1/2014
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released the California Freight Mobility Plan (CFMP) public-review draft. The CFMP...

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