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TIGER Grants
TIGER FY 2014 Webinar Series
USDOT is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited so advance registration is required.
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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.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

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.

Great Northern Corridor Coalition Aims to Improve Freight-rail Transportation from Pacific Northwest to Midwest - 4/15/2014
Together, representatives from seven states and several freight-rail constituents formed the Great Northern Corridor Coalition in early 2014...

Environmental Protection Agency Announces New Port Initiative to Advance Sustainable Technologies - 4/15/2014
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new initiative to recognize ports taking action to...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel - 4/15/2014
United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory...

Quantifying the Impact of Large Percent Trucks Proportion on Rural Freeways - 4/15/2014
The Mountain-Plains Consortium has published a report investigating the interaction between trucks and other vehicles on rural routes....

Researchers Propose Strategies to Reduce Fuel Consumption in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles - 4/15/2014
The National Research Council has released a report identifying strategies for reducing fuel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty...

Talking Freight Seminar on April 16, 2014: Environmental Benchmarking in Freight Transportation - 4/9/2014
This webinar will provide an overview of how freight transportation-related emissions can be measured and benchmarked relative to...

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