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Current News

TIGER Grants
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.
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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Final 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.

2016 Freight Summit - 2/12/2016
Improving the nation's freight network is a key priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the 2016...

Cargo Volumes Handled by U.S. Seaports on the Rise - 2/11/2016
According to a newly released U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's report, seaports are seeing a steady rise in...

Senator Helps Secure Funds to Replace Aging Port of New Orleans Trucks - 2/11/2016
The Port of New Orleans has received a federal grant for important upgrades within its Clean Truck Replacement...

FACT SHEET: President Obama's 21st Century Clean Transportation System - 2/11/2016
President Obama recently introduced a plan that would reduce carbon pollution funded by a new fee paid by...

Drivewyze to Run Four-State 'E-inspection' Field Demonstration - 2/11/2016
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Wireless Roadside Inspection research project is near completion, the Drivewyze Company...

Trucking adds 1,500 Jobs in January, U.S. Unemployment Drops Slightly - 2/11/2016
According to the Department of Labor's (DOL) monthly preliminary report, the for-hire trucking industry added 1,500 jobs in...

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