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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.
Projects of National and Regional Significance
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.

Place Central to Metropolitan Trade and Freight Investment - 11/13/2014
While major metropolitan areas are often a hub linking different trade markets, there is not a clear understanding...

Shipping Infrastructure Problems Roiling the River - 11/13/2014
The combination of a long winter and heavy rains has caused several issues slowing barge traffic along the...

Developing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures - 11/13/2014
The Transportation Research Board has completed their documentation of the Developing Freight Fluidity Performance Measures: Supply Chain Perspective...

Development of Performance Measurement for Freight Transportation - 11/13/2014
In coordination with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and Federal Highway Administration,...

Oversized Cargo Keeps U.S. Production on Track - 11/13/2014
Even with the number of logistics and safety considerations, the number of overdimensional shipments is growing percentage in...

Talking Freight Seminar on November 19, 2014: MAP-21 Freight Provisions - Status Review and Discussion - 11/6/2014
This webinar will provide an overview of some of the MAP-21 freight provisions that have been enacted or...

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