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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.

Truck Freight Commodity Flows: US 395 North of Spokane Washington - 11/24/2014
The Washington State Department of Transportation has completed a study that included a series of truck surveys at...

White House Says Ports, Workers Must Handle Labor Dispute - 11/24/2014
The White House will not be intervening with the on-going labor dispute affecting 20,000 members of the International...

Perceptions of Freight Transportation - 11/24/2014
Working with the University of Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation has completed a study to better understand...

Federal Railroad Administrator Joins Congresswoman Granger to Open Texas' Busiest Rail Interlocking - 11/24/2014
The Federal Railroad Administration held a ribbon cutting event to re-open a 141-year-old railroad interlocking that will improve...

Port Planning and Investment Toolkit - 11/24/2014
The United State Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) in partnership with the American Association of Port Authorities...

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...

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